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Disco (2008)

Didier Travolta (Franck Dubosc) is a 40-year-old disco music fan who has no job, lives with his mother, and has a son he hasn't seen for a while in Britain. The mother of his son refuses to... See full summary »

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Fabien Onteniente

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Fabien Onteniente (scenario), Philippe Guillard (scenario) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Franck Dubosc ... Didier Travolta
Emmanuelle Béart ... France
Gérard Depardieu ... Jean-François
Samuel Le Bihan ... Walter
Abbes Zahmani Abbes Zahmani ... Neuneuil
Annie Cordy ... Mme Graindorge
Isabelle Nanty ... La baronne
François-Xavier Demaison ... Guillaume
Christine Citti ... Coco
Chloé Lambert ... Cerise
Xavier Berlioz Xavier Berlioz ... Le chef Buffalo Grill
Marie-Christine Adam Marie-Christine Adam ... La directrice embauche
Pauline Delpech ... Christelle
Xavier Beauvois ... Docker 1
Jérôme Boyer Jérôme Boyer ... Docker 2
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Storyline

Didier Travolta (Franck Dubosc) is a 40-year-old disco music fan who has no job, lives with his mother, and has a son he hasn't seen for a while in Britain. The mother of his son refuses to send him their son for the holidays unless he can offer him a real vacation, not just going to bars of the French port city of Le Havre. As the jobless Didier has no money, the only way he can see his son is by winning a dance contest organized by his friend Jackson (Gérard Depardieu), with the prize a vacation to Australia for two. Didier persuades his two former dancing buddies (Samuel Le Bihan and Abbes Zahmani) to get the once-famous "Bee Kings" group back on the dancefloor. Years have passed and they need a dance coach (Emmanuelle Béart) to get them ready for the competition. They soon find out that even if they once were the best, times have changed. Jobs, wives, love, ridiculous looks, old-fashioned clothes, talented contestants... Can they reclaim their past disco glory? Written by Anonymous

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Comedy

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

2 April 2008 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Диско See more »

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Budget:

€18,000,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

Spoofed in Disco Sex (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Daddy Cool
Written by Frank Farian and George Reyam
Performed by Boney M.
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A cheesy film, but then again, it's about disco
30 August 2010 | by peter07See all my reviews

I picked up this film on DVD in South Korea only because I'm a disco nut. That said, I really wanted to like this film but it was so stupid in certain parts. I will say, however, that the music and dancing made it worthwhile but the actors who played the "Bee Kings" need more dancing lessons.

Funny that a movie full of the giants of French cinema like Depardieu, Beart and Le Bihan turned out as corny as this did. But if you're a disco freak like me, this will prove to be entertaining though I'm sure many might disagree.

Perhaps more about how the disco scene in France was might've improved the film.


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