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Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq (2014)

L'enlèvement de Michel Houellebecq (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 25 March 2015 (USA)
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The author Michel Houellebecq is abducted by three amateur kidnappers.

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Guillaume Nicloux
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Houellebecq ... Michel Houellebecq
Mathieu Nicourt Mathieu Nicourt ... Mathieu
Maxime Lefrançois Maxime Lefrançois ... Max
Françoise Lebrun ... Françoise
Luc Schwarz ... Luc
Veran Mauberret Veran Mauberret
Ginette Suchotzky Ginette Suchotzky ... Ginette
André Suchotzky André Suchotzky ... Dédé
Marie Bourjala Marie Bourjala ... Fatima
Karim Achoui Karim Achoui ... L'avocat
François Samuelson François Samuelson ... François
Vincent Janerot Vincent Janerot
Béatrice Mendy Béatrice Mendy
Marie Schwarz Marie Schwarz
Ian Turiak ... L'ouvrier polonais
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The author Michel Houellebecq is abducted by three amateur kidnappers.

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Comedy | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Director Guillaume Nicloux on realism; - When you see Michel Houellebecq drinking with the guys in the film, they're drinking real alcohol. When you see him making love, he's really making love. When you see him driving that car at 280 kilometers per hour, he's really doing it. See more »

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Michel Houllebecq stars as himself in the story about his abduction in 2011. It is a kidnapping story like no other.
1 August 2017 | by oyvindmidtengSee all my reviews

Never mind the critical reviews...If you know a little bit about Michel Houllebecq, this is a really funny movie. The guy is clearly, in real life, as annoying and stubborn as the image you get from his novels, though still somehow charming. The ending of this movie is absolutely priceless, but I will not spoil it by revealing it. This movie is for people who are smart enough to value the comedy of Seinfeld and Larry David. And, of course, the comedy of Michel Houllebecq himself.


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Country:

France

Language:

French | Polish

Release Date:

25 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$11,546

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$107,641
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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