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Les faux-monnayeurs (2010)

High-school student Bernard discovers that he's the fruit of a one-night stand by his mother.

Director:

Benoît Jacquot

Writers:

André Gide (novel), Benoît Jacquot

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melvil Poupaud ... Edouard
Patrick Mille ... Robert de Passavant
Jules-Angelo Bigarnet Jules-Angelo Bigarnet ... Bernard
Maxime Berger Maxime Berger ... Olivier
Laurence Cordier Laurence Cordier ... Laura Azaïs
Sandrine Dumas ... Pauline
Dolores Chaplin ... Lilian Griffith (as Dolorès Chaplin)
Anne Bennent ... Sphroniska
Jean-Marc Stehlé Jean-Marc Stehlé ... M. Lapérouse
Vladimir Consigny Vladimir Consigny ... Vincent
Arnaud Azoulay Arnaud Azoulay ... Alfred Dhurmer
Poline Baranova Poline Baranova ... Bronja
Jean-Damien Barbin Jean-Damien Barbin ... Alfred Jarry
Frédéric Cherboeuf Frédéric Cherboeuf ... Félix Douviers
Laurent Claret Laurent Claret ... Antoine
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Storyline

High-school student Bernard discovers that he's the fruit of a one-night stand by his mother. He despises the man who raised him, who is not his real father, and runs away from home, taking refuge with a friend, Olivier. Olivier is a shy boy, lacking affection, which he tries to find with his Uncle Edouard. The attraction between the two is mutual although neither manages to express his feelings. Through a combination of circumstances, Bernard is hired by Edouard as his secretary, and they both leave for a stay in the mountains. In a jealous pique, Olivier lets himself be seduced by the Comte de Passavant, a rich and trendy writer who is also cynical and manipulative. The count has a pernicious influence on the boy, who turns brutal and odious. Realizing this, he sinks into depression, not knowing how to find his way out. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Official Sites:

Film & Picture [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

5 January 2011 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Counterfeiters See more »

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Prior to this film, several other directors such as Luigi Comencini and Marc Allégret had tried getting an adaptation of André Gide's famous novel off the ground. See more »

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