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The Scapegoat (2013)

Au bonheur des ogres (original title)
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There is something strange - some would even say abnormal - about the Malaussène family. But if you take a closer look, no one could be happier than this cheerfully chaotic family, even ... See full summary »

Director:

Nicolas Bary

Writers:

Daniel Pennac (novel), Jérôme Fansten (scenario) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Raphaël Personnaz ... Benjamin Malaussène
Bérénice Bejo ... Tante Julia
Guillaume de Tonquédec ... Sainclair (as Guillaume de Tonquedec)
Emir Kusturica ... Stojil
Thierry Neuvic ... Inspecteur Carrega
Mélanie Bernier ... Louna
Dean Constantin ... Cazeneuve (as Dean Constantin Gaigani)
Marius Yelolo Marius Yelolo ... Divisionnaire Coudrier
Bruno Paviot ... Lehman
Alice Pol ... La pédopsychiatre
Youssef Hajdi ... Amar
Armande Boulanger ... Thérèse
Adrien Ferran Adrien Ferran ... Jérémy
Mathis Bour Mathis Bour ... Le petit
Joël Demarty Joël Demarty ... Constantin
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There is something strange - some would even say abnormal - about the Malaussène family. But if you take a closer look, no one could be happier than this cheerfully chaotic family, even though their mother is usually off on one romantic adventure or another. Life is never a bore for Benjamin Malaussène, professional scapegoat and the older brother responsible for this horde of kids. But when incidents happen wherever he goes, police and colleagues begin to eye him suspiciously. It soon becomes a matter of life and death to find out what is going on and who is so interested in ruining his life. Written by Pathe International

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Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

Scenes in the department store "Au Bonheur Parisien" were shot in the abandoned premises of the former Parisian department store La Samaritaine, in front of the Quai du Louvre and Rue de la Monnaie, by Pont Neuf. See more »

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YBMM
Performed by V for Vertigo
(E. Satt, B. Rucheton, F. Le Xuan, JK Lucas)
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15 January 2018 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

The manner to adapt the novel of Daniel Pennac is far to be easy. it is one of the basic certitudes for the reader.but, surprising, Nicolas Barry does more than a decent job. explanation - the right cast more than the right script. and, not ignoring the admirable effort of Raphael Personnaz and the children, two names are pillars of this film. first - Emir Kusturica. second - Isabelle Huppert. because the film, remembering Charlot sketches, has the chance, for this names, to be for viewer, more than a chaotic/nice/charming comedy but a real interesting portrait of contemporary society.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

16 October 2013 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Foglalkozása: Bűnbak See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Budget:

EUR12,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,507,325
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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