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Little Nicholas (2009)

Le petit Nicolas (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Family | 30 September 2009 (France)
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Nicholas has every reason to keep things in life unchanged; however, when he accidentally overhears mum and dad talking about a new baby brother, his world will turn upside down. Will they abandon him to make room for the little stranger?

Director:

Laurent Tirard

Writers:

Laurent Tirard (screenplay), Grégoire Vigneron (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maxime Godart ... Nicolas
Vincent Claude ... Alceste
Charles Vaillant Charles Vaillant ... Geoffroy
Victor Carles Victor Carles ... Clotaire
Benjamin Averty Benjamin Averty ... Eudes
Germain Petit Damico ... Rufus
Damien Ferdel Damien Ferdel ... Agnan
Virgile Tirard Virgile Tirard ... Joachim
Elisa Heusch Elisa Heusch ... Marie-Edwige
Valérie Lemercier ... La mère de Nicolas
Kad Merad ... Le père de Nicolas
Sandrine Kiberlain ... La maîtresse
François-Xavier Demaison ... Le bouillon
Michel Duchaussoy ... Le directeur
Daniel Prévost ... M. Moucheboume
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Storyline

Nicolas has a happy existence, parents who love him, a great group of friends with whom he has great fun, and all he wants is that nothing changes. However, one day, he overhears a conversation that leads him to believe that his life might change forever, his mother is pregnant! He panics and envisions the worst. Written by Anonymous

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Going Back To School Is Great!

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

30 September 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Little Nicholas See more »

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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The poem the class is asked to recite, "Le Corbeau et le Reynard" (The Crow and the Fox), is by Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695). It is based on one of Aesop's fables. See more »

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Plastic garbage bags only became widespread in the mid '70s. In the late '50s and early '60s, garbage was directly put in large metal bins and taken to the curb on collection days. See more »

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The opening credits are projected on animated, folding paper art. See more »

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References Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar (1999) See more »

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On est pas à une bêtise près
Performed by Renan Luce
Music and Lyrics by Renan Luce
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Delightful and Refreshing Entertainment
13 December 2010 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In a suburb in France, the boy Nicolas (Maxime Godart) does not know what he wants to be when he grows up since he is very happy with his mother (Valérie Lemercier), his father (Kad Merad) and his schoolmates. When his friend Joachim has a baby brother, Joachim tells to the other boys that his father had become very gentle with his mother. Then Joachim vanishes from school. Nicolas partially overhears the conversation of his parents about a dinner party for his father's boss and he misunderstands, believing that his mother is pregnant and his parents want to get rid of him. Nicolas tells his friends and they decide to hire a gangster to vanish with the baby, But they need to raise the money first.

"Le Petit Nicolas" is a delightful and refreshing entertainment, with a gang that recalls the characters of Quino's Mafalda without the political jokes. I have laughed a lot, but the dinner party and the visit of the minister of education to the class are among the funniest moments of this original comedy of errors. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "O Pequeno Nicolau" ("The Little Nicolau")


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