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La Famille Bélier (2014)

La famille Bélier (original title)
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A girl, who lives with her deaf parents, discovers that she has the gift of singing.

Director:

Eric Lartigau

Writers:

Victoria Bedos (original idea), Victoria Bedos (scenario) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Karin Viard ... Gigi Bélier
François Damiens ... Rodolphe Bélier
Eric Elmosnino ... Fabien Thomasson
Louane Emera ... Paula Bélier
Roxane Duran ... Mathilde
Ilian Bergala Ilian Bergala ... Gabriel Chevignon
Luca Gelberg Luca Gelberg ... Quentin Bélier
Mar Sodupe ... Mademoiselle Dos Santos
Stéphan Wojtowicz ... Lapidus - le maire
Jérôme Kircher ... Le docteur Pugeot
Bruno Gomila Bruno Gomila ... Rossigneux
Véronique Poulain Véronique Poulain ... La cliente du marché
Philippe Dusseau Philippe Dusseau ... Le président du jury
Clémence Lassalas Clémence Lassalas ... Karène
Melchior Lebeaut Melchior Lebeaut ... L'élève binoclard
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Storyline

The Béliers are ordinary people: Rodolphe and Gigi are married, have two children and run their farm for a living. Ordinary people? Well, almost... since three of them, Dad, Mum and their son Quentin, are deaf. Which is not the case of the boy's big sister, Paula. And not only can she speak but her music teacher scouts her beautiful voice as well. He offers her to sit for the entrance exam of the Maîtrise de Radio France, a vocal elite choir in Paris. Her parents, who rely on her as their ears and mouth in the outside world, take the news badly. Paula, who hates the idea of betraying her parents and her brother, goes through a painful dilemma... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French | Sign Languages | Spanish

Release Date:

17 December 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

La familia Bélier See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR10,962,002 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$72,751,538
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The song "Je vole" was written by Michel Sardou as a kind of suicide note of a teenager [as he explained in his autobiography]. In the movie the lyrics were slightly changed (except the refrain) to fit to the theme of the movie, which is leaving home for a career, not suicide. See more »

Crazy Credits

After the cast list, there are photos of Rodolphe as Mayor with Gigi, of Thomasson's wedding to Mademoiselle Dos Santos, and of Paula and Gabriel in Paris. See more »

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Featured in See Hear: Film Casting & Portrayal (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

En chantant
Lyrics by Pierre Delanoë and Michel Sardou
Music by Toto Cutugno
Performed by La Maitrise des Hauts de Seine and Choeur d'enfants de l'Opéra national de Paris (as Choeur d'Enfants de l'Opéra National de Paris)
Conducted by Gaël Darchen
Assisted by Christophe Rebours
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Absolutely remarkable
2 January 2015 | by bernardjoergerSee all my reviews

We were darling and I went out last night to the movies to see "Bélier Family" One we talked a lot, especially heard he must go see it! The first reason for my desire to see this film is that Damiens Francois there take a role. This is a player that I discovered it a few years now and I find him absolutely fabulous in particular in "Heartbreaker" with Vanessa Paradis and Romain Duris. Eric Elmosnino and Karin Viard are remarkable too, distribution is very perfect. The story of this young girl "Paula Bélier" embodied by Louane Emera is absolutely moving. If you decided to go see this movie you will be unable to hold your tears, this film was great for my darling and me


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