7.3/10
23,542
40 user 101 critic

The Bélier Family (2014)

La famille Bélier (original title)
Trailer
2:33 | Trailer
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 »
Reviews
8 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

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
Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A Catholic French couple sees their life upside down when their four daughters get married to men of different religion and origins.

Director: Philippe de Chauveron
Stars: Christian Clavier, Chantal Lauby, Ary Abittan
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A French public servant from Provence is banished to the far North. Strongly prejudiced against this cold and inhospitable place, he leaves his family behind to relocate temporarily there, with the firm intent to quickly come back.

Director: Dany Boon
Stars: Kad Merad, Dany Boon, Zoé Félix
The Chorus (2004)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The new teacher at a severely administered boys' boarding school works to positively affect the students' lives through music.

Director: Christophe Barratier
Stars: Gérard Jugnot, François Berléand, Jean-Baptiste Maunier
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Vincent is about to become a father. At a meeting with childhood friends he announces the name for his future son. The scandalous name ignites a discussion which surfaces unpleasant matters from the past of the group.

Directors: Alexandre de La Patellière, Matthieu Delaporte
Stars: Patrick Bruel, Valérie Benguigui, Charles Berling
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A Belge-Francophobe customs officer is forced to team up with a Frenchman during the elimination of the Franco-Belge borders in the 90s.

Director: Dany Boon
Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde, Dany Boon, Christel Pedrinelli
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A few friends have a weekly fools' dinner, where each brings a fool along. Pierre finds a champion fool for next dinner. Surprise.

Director: Francis Veber
Stars: Thierry Lhermitte, Jacques Villeret, Francis Huster
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Claude and Marie Verneuil face a new crisis. The four spouses of their daughters, David, Rachid, Chao and Charles decided to leave France for various reasons. Here they are imagining their lives elsewhere.

Director: Philippe de Chauveron
Stars: Christian Clavier, Chantal Lauby, Ary Abittan
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Louane Emera
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Eight tourists who met in a holiday camp on the Ivory Coast are reunited for a skiing holiday.

Director: Patrice Leconte
Stars: Josiane Balasko, Michel Blanc, Marie-Anne Chazel
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Fanatical need for cleanliness of a raging hypochondriac is severe tested when he is mistaken for a war hero preparing for revolution.

Director: Dany Boon
Stars: Dany Boon, Kad Merad, Alice Pol
Delicacy (2011)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A French woman mourning over the death of her husband three years prior is courted by a Swedish co-worker.

Directors: David Foenkinos, Stéphane Foenkinos
Stars: Audrey Tautou, François Damiens, Bruno Todeschini
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Florence and Vincent Leroy are successful in business, marriage and children. Today, it's their divorce they want to succeed in. But when they both receive the promotion they've always ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Bourboulon
Stars: Laurent Lafitte, Marina Foïs, Alexandre Desrousseaux
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Michel Sardou (1947-) is a French singer and songwriter. He is known for his love songs such as "La Maladie d'Amour", "Je vais t'aimer" (both used in the film) as well as for songs dealing with social and political issues. His popularity has spanned 50 years, as of 2015. 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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Romance
Written and Performed by Evgueni Galperine and Sacha Galperine
See more »

User Reviews

 
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


25 of 36 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 40 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French | Sign Languages | Spanish

Release Date:

17 December 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bélier Family See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

EUR10,962,002 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$72,751,538
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed