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He Even Has Your Eyes (2016)

Il a déjà tes yeux (original title)
When French-African couple Paul and Sali discover the longed-for baby they are about to adopt is white, family chaos and confrontation ensue.

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Marie-Françoise Colombani (original idea), Sébastien Mounier (scenario) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lucien Jean-Baptiste Lucien Jean-Baptiste ... Paul Aloka
Aïssa Maïga ... Salimata Aloka
Zabou Breitman ... Claire Mallet
Vincent Elbaz ... Manu
Michel Jonasz Michel Jonasz ... Monsieur Vidal
Naidra Ayadi Naidra Ayadi ... Anna (pouponnière)
Marie-Philomène Nga Marie-Philomène Nga ... Mamita, la mère de Sali
Bass Dhem ... Ousmane, le père de Sali
Delphine Théodore Delphine Théodore ... Prune
Marius Benchenafi Marius Benchenafi ... Benjamin (4 mois)
Mathéo Perard Mathéo Perard ... Benjamin (1 an)
Valérie Moreau Valérie Moreau ... Madame Perez
Grégoire Bonnet ... Baptiste Mallet
Guillaume Faure ... Mathias
Sara Mortensen Sara Mortensen ... Kristina
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Paul is married to Sali. Everything would be fine if they could get a child. Until the day when Sali receives the call that they have been waiting for so long: their adoption file is approved. He is adorable, he is 6 months old, his name is Benjamin. He is blond with blue eyes and white. They - are black. Written by OzzyPsycko

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Excellent comedy - makes you think.
7 May 2017 | by ThurzdayNextSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed this film. Starring the glorious Aissa Maiga as one half of the lead couple who adopt a baby and keep his ethnicity a secret from their family. On the one side, you've got a social worker whose prejudice drives her surprise visits, seeking faults in the home or familial environment, and on the other, you've got the baby's adopted grandmother, doing what West African mothers do best - exaggerate everything! Luckily, she does this to comic effect, and I couldn't stop laughing throughout the film.

From the social worker's perspective, it's alright for white couples to adopt black children, as this is an already accepted practice, but it is not in the best interest of a white child to be adopted (or to be the first) by a black couple.

Without giving anything more away, I'll simply say that this is a great film to watch with friends and family, alike.


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France | Belgium

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French | Wolof | Romanian | Norwegian

Release Date:

18 January 2017 (France) See more »

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