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A biopic of French pop star Claude Francois, most famous for co-writing the song 'My Way'. Tracing his life from childhood in Egypt through success in France to his untimely death in Paris in 1978.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jérémie Renier ... Claude François
Benoît Magimel ... Paul Lederman
Monica Scattini Monica Scattini ... Chouffa François
Sabrina Seyvecou ... Josette François
Ana Girardot ... Isabelle Forêt
Joséphine Japy Joséphine Japy ... France Gall
Maud Jurez Maud Jurez ... Janet Woollacot
Marc Barbé Marc Barbé ... Aimé François
Eric Savin ... Jean-Jacques Tilche
Sophie Meister ... Kathalyn Jones
Janicke Askevold ... Sofia
Édouard Giard Édouard Giard ... Ticky Holgado
Jérémy Charbonnel Jérémy Charbonnel ... Christian Morise
Robert Knepper ... Frank Sinatra
Alison Wheeler Alison Wheeler ... Sylvie Mathurin


A biopic of French pop star Claude Francois, most famous for co-writing the song 'My Way'. Tracing his life from childhood in Egypt through success in France to his untimely death in Paris in 1978.

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Biography | Drama | Music


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]


France | Belgium


French | Italian | English | Arabic

Release Date:

14 March 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

My Way See more »


Box Office


€20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€4,400,772 (France), 18 March 2012, Wide Release
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jérémie Renier trained for months to learn how to dance and sing like François. See more »


unknown: [from trailer] There are lots of cocks on the walk.
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J'attendrai (Reach Out I'll Be There)
Written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland, Vline Buggy
Performed by Tom Evers
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C'était Claude François
6 April 2012 | by doctorruggerSee all my reviews

There are two films in CloClo; the first is a very disappointing biopic, flat and monotonous tale about a music freak, which never hesitates to state the obvious, and follows without an hint of originality the pattern of CloClo's life. Its scenario lacks of imagination and pictures a tyrannic Claude François, so full of himself, so ready to do anything to be famous , and killing metaphorically anyone who's got more success than him: such a detestable character.

The second film takes place very gradually in your mind while you're still angry at what you're watching; but, as you feel deep inside that this biopic is nothing but a major failure, you cannot avoid admiring Jérémie Rénier's flawless acting and impersonation , and later you get enthused by Siri's own virtuosity with the camera (the party in the Moulin), and gradually you begin to understand that you enjoy yourself, that you don't want it to stop, never, and that you're anticipating with growing horror the approaching and unavoidable scene of the fatal shower, which leaves you, the audience, and dozens of groupies (some sleeping in his hallway) in tears... And you remember now why you always liked CloClo, why his death in the late seventies represented the end of your own childhood; such an exceptional person...

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