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My Life as a Zucchini ()

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.

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Gaspard Schlatter ...
Courgette (voice)
Sixtine Murat ...
Camille (voice)
Paulin Jaccoud ...
Simon (voice)
Michel Vuillermoz ...
Raymond (voice)
Raul Ribera ...
Ahmed (voice)
Estelle Hennard ...
Alice (voice)
Elliot Sanchez ...
Jujube (voice)
Lou Wick ...
Béatrice (voice)
Brigitte Rosset ...
Tante Ida (voice)
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Courgette's Mother (voice) (as Natacha Varga-Koutchoumov)
Monica Budde ...
Mme Papineau (voice)
Adrien Barazzone ...
Mr. Paul (voice)
Véronique Montel ...
Rosy (voice)
Romane Cretegny ...
Fillette (voice)
Evelyne Bouvier ...
Maman de la fillette (voice)
Léonard Geneux ...
Garçon (voice)
Anne-Laure Brasey ...
La foraine (voice)
Jean-Claude Issenmann ...
Le juge (voice)
Iannis Jaccoud ...
Voix additionnelle Simon (voice)
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Zucchini (voice)
Romy Beckman ...
Simon (voice)
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Ms. Paterson / Zucchini's Mother (voice)
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Additional Voices (voice)
Olivia Bucknor ...
Beatrice (voice)
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Mr. Paul (voice)
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Camille / Additional Voices (voice)
Barry Mitchell ...
Ahmed (voice)
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Raymond (voice)
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Rosy (voice)
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Georgie / Additional Voices (voice)
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Aunt Ida (voice)
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Additional Voices (voice)
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Additional Voices (voice)
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Alice (voice)

Directed by

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Claude Barras

Written by

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Céline Sciamma ... (screenplay writer)
 
Germano Zullo ... (contributing writer) &
Claude Barras ... (contributing writer) &
Morgan Navarro ... (contributing writer)
 
Gilles Paris ... (novel "Autobiographie d'une courgette")
 
Michael Sinterniklaas ... (english script adaptation)
 
Christian La Monte ... (english script adaptation)

Produced by

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Eric Beckman ... producer
Marc Bonny ... producer
Armelle Glorennec ... producer
Pauline Gygax ... producer
Eric Jacquot ... co-producer
David Jesteadt ... producer
Max Karli ... producer
Kateryna Merkt ... producer (as Kate Merkt)
Michel Merkt ... producer
Marie-Lou Pahud ... assistant producer
Stephanie Sheh ... producer
Michael Sinterniklaas ... producer

Music by

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Sophie Hunger

Cinematography by

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David Toutevoix

Film Editing by

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Valentin Rotelli

Casting By

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Marie-Eve Hildbrand
Stephanie Sheh

Art Direction by

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Ludovic Chemarin

Set Decoration by

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Delphine Daumas ... (designer of accesories)

Costume Design by

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Christel Grandchamp
Vanessa Riera

Production Management

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Théo Ciret ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Marianne Chazelas ... first assistant director
Fabien Drouet ... second assistant director
François Langot ... scheduling assistant director

Art Department

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Cristina Acuña ... set dresser
Daphnee Beaulieux ... art department
Gregory Beaussart ... puppet maker
Marjorie Caup ... set painter
Emilien Davaud ... storyboard clean-up
Lynn Devillaz ... set dresser
Sonia Iglesias Rey ... puppet maker
Cécile Milazzo ... painter
Katja Moll ... set dresser
Fernando Lira Sarabia ... storyboard artist
Olesya Shchukina ... illustrator / set painter

Sound Department

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Benjamin Benoit ... sound editor
Gary Coppola ... re-recording mixer
Marie Mazière ... foley assistant
Eleonora Polato ... dialogue editor
Michael Schneider ... recording engineer
Michael Sinterniklaas ... sound mixer
Denis Séchaud ... re-recording mixer
Jérôme Vittoz ... sound editor

Visual Effects by

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Fabrice Faivre ... visual effects supervisor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Elías Fernández Salomón ... electrician
Maxime Fossier ... camera operator
Chloé Le Grand ... camera operator (as Chloé Legrand)
Mehdi Natech ... assistant camera
Anaïs Ravel-Chapuis ... assistant camera
Aurélie Sprenger ... camera operator

Animation Department

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Tim Allen ... animator (uncredited)
Andy Biddle ... additional animation
Kristien Vanden Bussche ... animator
Elie Chapuis ... animator
Martin Davies ... additional animation
Cesar Diaz Melendez ... animator
Anthony Elworthy ... animator
Daniel Gill ... additional animation
Wendy Griffiths ... animator
Brian Leif Hansen ... animator
Kim Keukeleire ... animation director
Matias Liebrecht ... animator
Gabriel Möhring ... assistant animator
Marjolaine Parot ... animator
Dan Ramsay ... animator
Juan Soto ... animator
Marcos Valin ... animator
Irmgard Walthert ... assistant animator
Steve Warne ... additional animation

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Atelier Nolita Elena Sideri ... costume assistant
Atelier Gran'cri Grandchamp Christel ... costume supervisor
Atelier Nolita Riera Vanessa ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Victor Prunier ... location coordinator

Music Department

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Francesco Donadello ... music recordist and mixer
Arthur Hnatek ... drums
Sophie Hunger ... musician: piano, keyboards, guitar and voice
Kristina Koropecki ... cello
Jonas Westergärd ... bass (as Jonas Westergaard)

Other crew

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Stuart Bruce ... software
Dyami Caliri ... software
Jamie Caliri ... software
Melanie Coombs ... creative consultant
Eve Gabereau ... distribution
Michael Guillod ... production assistant
Joshua Jason ... co-publicist
Matthew Kitcat ... software
Sylvie Martin ... legal advisor
Guillaume Mattana ... runner

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • My Life as a Zucchini (United States)
  • My Life as a Courgette (World-wide, English title)
  • My Life as a Courgette (Canada, English title)
  • My Life as a Courgette (United Kingdom)
  • Mein Leben als Zucchini (Germany)
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Runtime
  • 66 min
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Box Office

Budget EUR6,500,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $219,663, 19 Mar 2017

Did You Know?

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Trivia Official submission of Switzerland for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 89th Academy Awards in 2017. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Making of: Ma vie de Courgette (2016). See more »
Soundtracks Salut à toi See more »
Crazy Credits About halfway through the credits, we see an animated sequence based, apparently, on the lead actor's audition tape. 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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