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Le nez dans le ruisseau (2012)

A philosophy professor strikes up a friendship with a 12-year-old boy who understands Rousseau's philosophy better than he, without ever having been exposed to it.


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Credited cast:
Sami Frey ... Auguste Stohler
Liam Kim Liam Kim ... Tom Dubois
Anne Richard Anne Richard ... Marie Mercier
Jean-Philippe Écoffey ... Marc Dubois
Bruno Todeschini ... Vincent Mercier
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Claudine Berthet Claudine Berthet ... Aubergiste
Jean-Luc Borgeat Jean-Luc Borgeat ... Rédacteur en chef
Séverine Bujard Séverine Bujard ... Professeur cafeteria Uni
Isabelle Caillat ... La maîtresse d'école
Erik Desfosses Erik Desfosses ... Professeur cafeteria Uni
Pauline Epiney Pauline Epiney ... Serveuse café Auguste
Camille Figuereo Camille Figuereo ... Maman Thérèse
Nathalie Goussaud Nathalie Goussaud ... Secrétaire en chef
Blaise Granget Blaise Granget ... Elève Auguste
Floryane Hornung Floryane Hornung ... Infirmière


A philosophy professor strikes up a friendship with a 12-year-old boy who understands Rousseau's philosophy better than he, without ever having been exposed to it.

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Chant traditionnel genevois
Arranged and performed by Julien Painot
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Director Christophe Chevalier has paid an excellent tribute to Geneva's greatest citizen Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) in the year of his 300th birthday.
28 January 2014 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

"Le Nez Dans Le Ruisseau"/'The nose in the stream' is all about Switzerland's greatest citizen Jean-Jacques Rousseau's philosophy which resonates throughout the film. Whether it is adult students reading passages from Rousseau's "Les Confessions" or an animated yet passionate discussion about the importance of money,simple yet philosophical ideas by Rousseau convey their universal appeal in daily lives of people. This film by Christophe Chevalier is set around three people from absolutely different age groups, different backgrounds who have something to do with Rousseau. However, they have their own problems. How they find a solution to their problems remains a key element of this film. For admirers of Rousseau (1712-1778),2012 was a great year as it marked the tricentenary of the birth of this great champion of humanity and human freedom. There were plenty of celebrations throughout the world but as a feature film which paid tribute to Rousseau's thought, the importance of "Le Nez Dans Le Ruisseau" would grow in the years to come. The title of the film finds its origin in the famous song "La Faute à Voltaire" sung by Victor Hugo's character Gavroche (Les Misérables).Lastly,there are excellent performances by Sami Frey, Liam Kim, Anne Richard but it is Swiss actor Jean-Philippe Ecoffey who stands apart in his small yet touching role as a father who would like to see his son happy.

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