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J'ai rencontré le Père Noël (1984)

Holiday tale of a young boy asking Santa for his parents, mysteriously vanished during an African expedition, to return home for Christmas.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Karen Chéryl ...
Good Fairy / Teacher
Armand Meffre ...
Le Père Noël / Santa Claus
Emeric Chapuis ...
Simon
Alexia Haudot ...
Elodie (as Little Alexia)
Jeanne Herviale ...
Grandmother
Dominique Hulin ...
Ogre
Hélène Ruby ...
Mother
Jean-Louis Foulquier ...
Father
Baye Fall ...
Bouake
Véronique Passetchnik
Stephan Loison
Herve Schmitz
Little Nicolas
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Davenport ...
Simon (voice)
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Holiday tale of a young boy asking Santa for his parents, mysteriously vanished during an African expedition, to return home for Christmas.

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Santa's space-age adventure for everyone!

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Family | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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G
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5 December 1984 (France)  »

Also Known As:

I Believe in Santa Claus  »

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2.35 : 1
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Although a French film, it is obvious a version of it was made for the English speaking market. In the English dub, there are English words used on the chalkboard and in other correspondence. Karen Chéryl also sings her numbers in English. See more »

Goofs

When the good fairy first turns into Little Red Riding Hood, she is clearly wearing red stockings. When the ogre catches her, her stockings have changed from red to white. See more »

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Petit pomme sur le pommier
Written by Francis Lai & Pierre-André Dousset
Performed by Karen Chéryl
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Christian Gion's masterpiece: a bad film!

That's C. Gion's best film and it is definitively not a good film! Gion is infamous for his bad comedies from the eighties to the beginning of the 90s. He shot "J'ai rencontré le père Noel" in 1984. This Christmas tale stands out in his filmography. It's a movie for children, a film deprived of rude words and saucy situations. There's a change! The problem is that the indigent screenplay doesn't work and Gion is as bad as usual. Nothing works and everything looks so naive, too childish and fake. Surprinsingly only karen Cheryl, at the time a famous anchorwoman and former singer, manages to catch our attention. She's not that bad at all.


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