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The Very Private Life of Mister Sim (2015)

La vie très privée de Monsieur Sim (original title)
François Sim considers himself worthless and he may have good reasons for that. Hasn't he lost his job as well as his wife Caroline? Isn't he unable to relate to Lucy, his teenage daughter?... See full summary »

Director:

Michel Leclerc

Writers:

Michel Leclerc (scenario), Baya Kasmi (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Pierre Bacri ... François Sim
Isabelle Gélinas Isabelle Gélinas ... Caroline
Vimala Pons ... Poppy
Christian Bouillette Christian Bouillette ... Jacques Sim à 80 ans
Vincent Lacoste ... Jacques Sim à 20 ans
Félix Moati Félix Moati ... Francis à 20 ans
Carole Franck Carole Franck ... Audrey
Jeanne Cherhal Jeanne Cherhal ... Emmanuelle - le GPS (voice)
Mathieu Amalric ... Samuel
Valeria Golino ... Luigia
Linh Dan Pham ... Liam
Venantino Venantini ... Monsieur Matteotti père
Patrick d'Assumçao ... Le voisin de François dans l'avion
Tiphaine Daviot Tiphaine Daviot ... L'hôtesse de l'air
Rodolphe Pauly Rodolphe Pauly ... Le voleur de portable
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François Sim considers himself worthless and he may have good reasons for that. Hasn't he lost his job as well as his wife Caroline? Isn't he unable to relate to Lucy, his teenage daughter? Didn't he, when he was eighteen miss out on passion whereas the sexy, gorgeous Luigia opened her arms to him? Hasn't he - he who keeps craving communication - invariably proved a dreadful bore to others...? So, when Sim is unexpectedly offered a job, he takes it, hoping one more time to give a little bit of meaning to his life. Even if his task amounts to driving across France and trying to sell... a "revolutionary biological toothbrush" to reluctant dentists! Written by Guy Bellinger

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

16 December 2015 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Terrible Privacy of Mr. Sim See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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French visa # 139.091. See more »

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Diary of a serial looser
26 December 2015 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

You have here a terrific Jean-Pierre Bacri vehicle, where he is at his very best. He gives in this film an outstanding performance which suits him like a glove. I guess no actors on earth could play such a character. The tale of a traveling salesman specialized in biological tooth brushes who suddenly realizes that he spoiled his entire life, he missed everything, family, girl friends, friends, everything. Jean-Pierre Bacri has always been a specialist for such characters. Bitter, cynical, disabused characters who don't believe in anything anymore. You see in this movie some funny sequences, but also depressing in you watch them closely. I highly appreciated the parallel between his character and the lost navigator's one - a British sailor named Donald Crowhurst who really existed. This is a so poignant film about loneliness and also an interesting feature that brings an offbeat point of view on homosexuality.


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