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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 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 ... 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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Details

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

Luca Gelberg (Quentin Belier) is, in fact a deaf person. 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

References Twilight (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

En chantant
Lyrics by Pierre Delanoë and Michel Sardou
Music by Toto Cutugno
Performed by Louane Emera
Piano by Michel Amsellem
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A Real Piece of Art.. in a World Driven by the Size of your Budget
28 September 2015 | by giorgos_protonotariosSee all my reviews

In a few words this movie is a real masterpiece. It is able to 'broadcast' so many beautiful messages via a surprising good sense of humor.

It places the viewer in the position of various characters living a completely different life and facing controversial problems. And all that is accomplished in a real comedy way..

I have never thought what it feels like to be deaf, this movie allowed me to 'live' that situation for a few minutes.

Isn't that the real meaning of filming? Placing viewers to positions that they couldn't be placed in real life..?

I adored this film for another reason too.. It shows to all of us that you can still film a masterpiece with a tight budget.

It seems that good filming isn't the exclusive privilege of wealthy productions. Budget in filming is like money in life.. it makes things easier but it doesn't guarantee success.

Well done my French friends, "Bravo" I shall be watching you!

George P.


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