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La Californie (2006)

Mirko and Stefan, Serbian refugees, move to the French Riviera. There they meet Maguy who lives in a luxurious mansion up the hill above Cannes with an odd group of friends.

Director:

Jacques Fieschi

Writers:

Jacques Fieschi, Georges Simenon (short story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nathalie Baye ... Maguy
Roschdy Zem ... Mirko
Ludivine Sagnier ... Helène
Mylène Demongeot ... Katia
Radivoje Bukvic ... Stefan (as Rasha Bukvic)
Xavier de Guillebon Xavier de Guillebon ... Francis
Caroline Ducey ... Lila
Antoine Bibiloni Antoine Bibiloni ... Doudou
Radha Valli Radha Valli ... Frédérique
Soria Moufakkir Soria Moufakkir ... Khadija
Ridouane Yazit Ridouane Yazit ... Mimoun
Mirko Stanic Mirko Stanic ... L'homme au chapeau
Bojan Kolak Bojan Kolak ... Barman serbe
Sanja Filipovic Sanja Filipovic ... Jeune fille Belgrade
Marko Bocereg Marko Bocereg ... Jeune homme Belgrade
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Mirko and Stefan, Serbian refugees, move to the French Riviera. There they meet Maguy who lives in a luxurious mansion up the hill above Cannes with an odd group of friends.

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Country:

France

Language:

Serbo-Croatian | French

Release Date:

25 October 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

French California See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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A good screenwriter is not necessarily a good director
3 November 2006 | by hcarasoSee all my reviews

Mr Fieschi was a good screenwriter for famous French directors, such as Claude Sautet. When he decided to go behind the movie camera, he picked up a not well known short story by Georges Simenon and some well known good actors, such as Mylene Demongeot, Ludivine Sagnier and mainly Nathalie Baye,who gives here one of her best performances. Located in the beautiful capital of the French Festivals (Cannes), with two Croatian actors who are quite good, the story is going rather smoothly for the first hour, until the whole story goes apart, because too many changes have been brought to the subject in order to give it a touch of modernism. And the tragic but incomprehensible ending made me awfully regret the money spent to see this movie, palatable only to the fans of Ms. Baye But who am I to give such a drastic comment? Just one of those who adores American movies and contributes via the heavy taxation to provide fresh money for amateur movie makers.. Harry Carasso, Paris, France


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