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The Price of Fame (2014)

La rançon de la gloire (original title)
Two friends decide to steal Charlie Chaplin's body, right after his death, for ransom.

Director:

Xavier Beauvois

Writers:

Xavier Beauvois (scenario), Etienne Comar (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Benoît Poelvoorde ... Eddy Ricaart
Roschdy Zem ... Osman Bricha
Séli Gmach Séli Gmach ... Samira
Chiara Mastroianni ... Rosa
Nadine Labaki ... Noor
Peter Coyote ... John Crooker
Xavier Maly ... L'inspecteur Maltaverne
Arthur Beauvois Arthur Beauvois ... Le jeune inspecteur
Jean-Daniel Bigler Jean-Daniel Bigler ... Le 3e inspecteur
Dolores Chaplin ... Mademoiselle Chaplin
Eugène Chaplin Eugène Chaplin ... L'intendant du cirque
Roland Noirjean Roland Noirjean ... Le clown Rolli
Xavier Beauvois ... Monsieur Loyal
Adel Bencherif ... Le collègue d'Osman
Olivier Rabourdin ... Dr. Sorlat
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Two friends decide to steal Charlie Chaplin's body, right after his death, for ransom.

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Their plan is simple: steal Charlie.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

France | Switzerland | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

7 January 2015 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

El precio de la fama See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$177,685
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A few seconds of Jacques Demy's musical 'Les demoiselles de Rochefort' (1967) are in the TV at Osman house. The soundtrack was composed by Michel Legrand, the same composer on 'The price of fame' (2014), and Catherine Deneuve is actually the mother of Chiara Mastroianni (who plays the role of Rosa in this film). See more »

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Features The Cure (1917) See more »

Soundtracks

Limelight theme
by Charles Chaplin
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User Reviews

Off kilter character piece.
4 June 2015 | by MozjoukineSee all my reviews

Benoît Poelvoorde & Roschdy Zem are two of the most interesting performers making films right now but they don't seem to inhabit the same universe and having emerging director Beauvais, from "Of Gods & Men", steer them though a film about ransoming Charlie Chaplin's body could have gone in any direction. For most of "La rançon de la gloire" the film 's tone is uneasy - a few giggles, a few surreal touches like Poelvoorde finding himself in the middle of a circus, lots of character development and a bit (not enough) of suspense.

Comes the trial climax and the defense convincing us that the lead duo are Chaplin characters pulls it all together. Nice touches - Michel Legrand on the 'phone to go with the clip of a TV "Demoiselles de Rochefort", the car snaking along the highway at night to the "Limelight" Theme, Zem and Mastroianni from Beauvais' first movie, Nour from "Caramel", the beautiful quality Chaplin clips, his great looking grand-daughter in person and Benoit and Noirjean doing the circus clown act I remember from the fifties, not to mention the snappy post titles gag.


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