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Case départ (2011)

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Two black brothers send back to slavery time

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Lionel Steketee, Fabrice Eboué (co-director) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fabrice Eboué ... Régis Grosdésir
Thomas N'Gijol ... Joël Grosdésir
Stéfi Celma ... Rosalie
Eriq Ebouaney ... Isidore
Etienne Chicot ... M. Jourdain
Catherine Hosmalin Catherine Hosmalin ... Madame Jourdain
David Salles David Salles ... M. Henri
Franck de la Personne ... Le curé
Joséphine de Meaux Joséphine de Meaux ... Joséphine Jourdain
Franck Migeon Franck Migeon ... Le gendre
Max Baissette de Malglaive ... Victor Jourdain
Alain Fromager Alain Fromager ... Le premier chasseur d'esclaves
Sylvain Tempier Sylvain Tempier ... Le second chasseur d'esclaves
Michel Crémadès ... Isaac
Isabel del Carmen Solar Montalvo Isabel del Carmen Solar Montalvo ... La vieille tante
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Two black brothers send back to slavery time

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French visa # 126377 delivered on 17-6-2011. See more »

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A smart and funny comedy
11 November 2012 | by Mat-37See all my reviews

Roberto Benigni's La Vitta e Bella tried to bring comedy into a concentration camp. Some have loved the result, but many have complained that the camp didn't look as hard as it really was, or that it was too easy to depict the nicest Jews against the evil Nazis.

Case Départ avoids both of these problems: the two heroes are both horrible, horrible persons, and their exposition scenes are small masterpiece in dark humor. And then, when, through the spell of a witch, they go back to 1780 at the time of slavery, the scenes are really painful to watch. You got the chains, the whip... They hardly toned it down to keep it funny.

You gotta hand it to the writers, who managed to make a comedy about slavery, when few things are less funny. But the movie also has quite a social statement to make, and makes it smartly as well as funnily. By having the two main characters representing one extreme of being Black in France (one is an "Oreo", the other a never-do-good who blames Whites first)... as you can guess, by the end of their journey, they will both have learned something important about their identity.

I recommend this film wholeheartedly.


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Official Sites:

Official site [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

6 July 2011 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Casilla de partida See more »

Filming Locations:

Cuba

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Budget:

EUR6,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,374,243
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Dolby SR

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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