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Michou d'Auber ()


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Set in France during the struggle for Algerian independence, Messaoud's mother is terminally ill and his father, needing to work long hours in the factory, can't look after him, so decides... See more »

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Georges
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Gisèle
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Jacques
Samy Seghir ...
Messaoud / Michou
Medy Kerouani ...
Abdel
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Akli (as Fellag)
Catherine Hiegel ...
La directrice de l'orphelinat
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Le cafetier
Bernard Yerlès ...
Le copain de Georges
Gérald Laroche ...
Robert
Chick Ortega ...
Viguier
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Vendeuse papeterie
Gilles Détroit ...
Le curé
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Duval
Ludovic Berthillot ...
Max
Jean-François Gallotte ...
Berrutin
Romain Kraeutlin ...
Paul (as Romain Kraeutlein)
Cartouche ...
Messaoud
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Monique
Romain Le Bourlat ...
Éric Viguier
Manon Tournier ...
Sylvie
Christian Bouillette ...
Le maire
Manu Layotte ...
Gabriel
Jean-Gabriel Nordmann ...
Officier militaire
Marie Legault ...
Odette
Roland Menou ...
Surveillant
Jérôme Keen ...
Employé Assistance Publique
Jean-Pierre Moulin ...
Père de Gisèle
Yvette Petit ...
Mère de Gisèle
Afida Tahri ...
Aïcha
Abdelhafid Metalsi ...
Saïd
Josette Motteau ...
Madame Lurcat
Alice Lautner ...
Marie
Alain Pigeaux ...
Vendeur du bazar
Baptiste Boget ...
Blondel
Jérôme Barroin ...
Garcin
Jocelyn Goyard ...
Claude
Alban Thuault ...
Pierrot
Messaoud Hattau ...
Le vieux Kabyle (as Messaoud Hattou)
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Audrey Ciais ...
La bonne du curé (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Quentin Grosset ...
Un orphelin (uncredited)
Ben Lemaire ...
Un orphelin (uncredited)

Directed by

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Thomas Gilou

Written by

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Jean Cosmos ... ()
 
Thomas Gilou ... ()
 
Messaoud Hattau ... () (as Messaoud Hattou)

Produced by

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Luc Besson ... executive producer
Michel Feller ... producer
Pierre-Ange Le Pogam ... producer
Michel Propper ... executive producer
Mehdi Sayah ... assistant producer

Music by

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Alexandre Desplat

Cinematography by

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Robert Alazraki

Film Editing by

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Francine Sandberg

Editorial Department

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Basile Belkhiri ... avid technician: Digital Factory
Stephanie Broussaud ... digital intermediate editor
Caroline Dulac ... assistant editor
Lorraine Houpert ... avid technician
Élodie Ichter ... digital intermediate editor
Fabien Pascal ... colorist
Celia Simonnet ... post-production assistant
Reginald Gallienne ... dailies color grader (uncredited)

Casting By

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Anne Barbier
Fabienne Bichet

Production Design by

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Laure Lepelley-Monbillard ... (as Laure Lepelley)

Set Decoration by

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Philippe Cord'homme
Vincent Deleforge ... (set decorations)
Cecile Vatelot ... (set decorations)

Costume Design by

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Catherine Bouchard

Makeup Department

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Christophe Chabenet ... special makeup effects artist
Turid Follvik ... make up: Gérard Depardieu
Mathilde Humeau ... key makeup artist
Catherine Jabes ... hair stylist
Julio Parodi ... crowd hair stylist

Production Management

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Gregory Barrau ... unit production manager
Eric Bassoff ... post-production supervisor
Kader Djedra ... unit production manager
Karine Ebert ... assistant unit manager
Julien Flick ... assistant unit manager
Marc Olla ... production manager
Jean-Bernard Tate ... assistant unit manager
Clara Vincienne ... post-production supervisor
Sidonie Waserman ... post-production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Barbara Dupont ... second assistant director
Julien Greco ... assistant director
Maurice Hermet ... first assistant director
Sébastien Marziniak ... additional assistant director
Romaric Thomas ... trainee assistant director

Art Department

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Bernard Bridon ... property master: furniture
Philippe Cord'homme ... set dresser
Tom Danos ... carpenter
Britta Demasse ... set dresser
Vincent Deslandes ... painter
Ivan Desru ... trainee dressing props
Antoine Dore ... property master
Rouches Frank ... prop buyer
Christophe Graziani ... ripper
Guy Monbillard ... set dresser
Karim Moundy ... assistant art director
Samir Moundy ... assistant property master / swing gang
Anne Pelosi ... assistant art director

Sound Department

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Fabien Adelin ... sound mixer
Adrien Arnaud ... foley editor
Emmanuel Augeard ... sound editor
Thomas Bernard ... sound recordist
Lohengrin Braconnier ... sound recordist
Nicolas Gilou ... second assistant sound
Philippe Lauprete ... boom operator
Philippe Lecoeur ... sound
François Lepeuple ... foley artist
Bernard Leroux ... sound mixer (as Bernard Le Roux)
Fred Mays ... post-synchronization

Special Effects by

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Pascal Molina ... special effects supervisor

Visual Effects by

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David Brochard ... digital compositor
Stephanie Broussaud ... Lustre assistant
Alain Carsoux ... visual effects director
Nicolas Daniel ... Lustre assistant / video operator: Duboi
Séverine De Wever ... visual effects coordinator
Thierry Delobel ... visual effects supervisor
Geoffroy Givry ... digital compositor
Pierre Gosset ... senior compositor
Wulff Jeremy ... digital compositor
Abdel Ali Kassou ... I/O manager / imaging manager
Nicolas Kermel ... digital artist
Emmanuel Le Courbe ... digital compositor
Guillaume Le Gouez ... digital compositor
Benoit Philippon ... digital effects artist
Cyril Pichard ... research & development
Joel Pinto ... digital compositor
Sebastien Rame ... digital compositor
Sébastien Rossi ... visual effects
Olivier Ryard ... digital compositor

Stunts

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David Genty ... assistant stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Yves Agostini ... camera operator
Jean-Marc Alaux ... lighting balloon technician
Brigitte Barbier ... director of photography: second unit
Jan Gagnaire ... grip
Pierre Garnier ... key grip
Maxime Héraud ... first assistant camera
Philippe Leroy ... electrician
Flavio Manriquez ... video assistant
Lionel Perrin ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Jérôme Prébois ... still photographer
Vincent Richard ... additional electrician
Nathalie Savale ... second assistant camera
Loïc Savouré ... first assistant camera
Xavier Servais ... crane key grip
Benoît Theunissen ... steadicam & camera operator
Anna-Katia Vincent ... first assistant "a" camera: additional photography

Casting Department

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Anne Barbier ... extras casting
Audrey Ciais ... casting assistant
Marie de Laubier ... casting: children

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Nathalie Chesnais ... costume supervisor
Valérie Le Hello ... costumer

Location Management

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Vincent Vesco ... locations scout

Music Department

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Jérôme Lateur ... music supervisor
Vincent Lebegue ... music legal coordinator
Dominique Lemonnier ... concert master
Elise Luguern ... music production supervisor
Bruno Mercere ... music recording mixer
Mehdi Sayah ... assistant music supervisor

Transportation Department

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Youcef Djedra ... driver

Other crew

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Virginie Audouard ... production assistant
Pascaline Buthon ... production assistant
Barbara Constantine ... script supervisor
Maxime Delauney ... set production assistant
Romuald Drault ... production accountant supervisor
Laure Flammarion ... production assistant
Jean-Baptiste Jay ... remote head technician
Lilas Saadat ... production assistant: renfort
Harmel Sbraire ... acting coach: children / coach: children
Vincent Stevenel ... production accountant

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Set in France during the struggle for Algerian independence, Messaoud's mother is terminally ill and his father, needing to work long hours in the factory, can't look after him, so decides to put him and his older brother Abdel in foster care. Sent to the countryside, Abdel has to work on a farm, but Messaoud is taken in by a childless woman, who conceals his Arab origins from her fiercely Gaullist ex-army husband. Re-named Michel/Michou, and with his hair comically dyed blond, the young boy quickly steals the hearts of both foster-parents, and eventually is instrumental in saving their troubled marriage. Written by Graham Inglis

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Also Known As
  • Michou em Sarilhos (Portugal)
  • Le'ehov et Michou (Israel, Hebrew title)
  • Ukryta tozsamosc (Poland)
  • Mišu Dober (Lithuania)
  • Michou története (Hungary)
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Runtime
  • 124 min
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Did You Know?

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Goofs Michou is taken care of by Gisele and Georges in October 1960. Georges drives a Citroen Ami 6, but this car was only introduced in 1961. See more »

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