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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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Box Office

Budget:

EUR18,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,523,741
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Gilles Benizio was offered a part in the movie but couldn't accept it because he was on stage at the same time. See more »

Connections

References Saturday Night Fever (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

September
Written by Maurice White, Allee Willis, Al McKay (as Albert Mc Kay)
Performed by Earth Wind & Fire
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Very Enjoyable
12 May 2011 | by devonblueSee all my reviews

We found this very enjoyable comedy a minor gem. Concur the acting is well over the top and very hammy, but IMHO it was not meant to be anything else.

I have always been a big fan of Samuel Bihan and must pick him out for particular praise as he probably had the most physically demanding role.

All the big stars seemed to enjoy their respective roles as none demanded any true acting skills, but as comedies go it is very good.

So ignore the negative comments made prior to this review and relax to an undemanding typical French comedy more akin to the best French comedies of the 1980's.

And Emmanuelle Beart is truly beautiful, with a big(sic)plus of the French giant Gerard Depardeau.


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