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My Life as a Zucchini (2016)

Ma vie de Courgette (original title)
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After losing his mother, a young boy is sent to a foster home with other orphans his age where he begins to learn the meaning of trust and true love.

Director:

Claude Barras

Writers:

Céline Sciamma (screenplay writer), Germano Zullo (contributing writer) | 5 more credits »
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 21 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gaspard Schlatter Gaspard Schlatter ... Courgette (voice)
Sixtine Murat Sixtine Murat ... Camille (voice)
Paulin Jaccoud Paulin Jaccoud ... Simon (voice)
Michel Vuillermoz Michel Vuillermoz ... Raymond (voice)
Raul Ribera Raul Ribera ... Ahmed (voice)
Estelle Hennard Estelle Hennard ... Alice (voice)
Elliot Sanchez Elliot Sanchez ... Jujube (voice)
Lou Wick Lou Wick ... Béatrice (voice)
Brigitte Rosset Brigitte Rosset ... Tante Ida (voice)
Natacha Koutchoumov ... Courgette's Mother (voice) (as Natacha Varga-Koutchoumov)
Monica Budde Monica Budde ... Mme Papineau (voice)
Adrien Barazzone Adrien Barazzone ... Mr. Paul (voice)
Véronique Montel Véronique Montel ... Rosy (voice)
Romane Cretegny Romane Cretegny ... Fillette (voice)
Evelyne Bouvier Evelyne Bouvier ... Maman de la fillette (voice)
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Storyline

Courgette (Zucchini) is an intriguing nickname for a 9-year-old boy. Although his unique story is surprisingly universal. After his mother's disappearance, Courgette is befriended by a police officer Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this strange, at times, hostile environment. Yet with Raymond's help and his new-found friends, Courgette eventually learns to trust and might find true love.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and suggestive material | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Switzerland | France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

24 February 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Life as a Zucchini See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,472, 26 February 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$292,279, 7 April 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$219,663, 19 March 2017
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Wilhelm scream: when one of the kids falls off his sled after being hit by a snowball. See more »

Quotes

Raymond: Your mum is no longer there, Icare.
Courgette: My name is Courgette!
Raymond: Courgette... Did your mum call you that? Hm. My name is Raymond.
Courgette: Did your mum call you that?
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Crazy Credits

About halfway through the credits, we see an animated sequence based, apparently, on the lead actor's audition tape. See more »

Connections

References Shrek (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Salut à toi
Written by Fanfan & Loran
Performed by Bérurier Noir
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A tale of joy
3 July 2017 | by waterbouldersSee all my reviews

Great movie. Awesome. I thought this movie would be sad, but it's not sad. The only sad part is the beginning. The movie has a lot of heart without being tragic or sad. You just get to see the main character interact with the other characters and grow into a better life. The only flaw is the film has a rosy depiction of orphanages, when orphanages are not nice places in any way.


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