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Mon Pere Ce Heros (1991)

Mon père, ce héros. (original title)
Veronique, living with her divorced mother, is going on holiday to Mauritius with her father. To impress a local boy, Benjamin, she manages to complicate the situation by making up stories ... See full summary »

Director:

Gérard Lauzier

Writer:

Gérard Lauzier (scenario and dialogue)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gérard Depardieu ... André Arnel
Marie Gillain ... Véronique "Véro" Arnel
Catherine Jacob ... Christelle
Charlotte de Turckheim ... Irina
Gérard Hérold Gérard Hérold ... Patrick
Patrick Mille ... Benjamin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Benoît Allemane Benoît Allemane ... Notable
Harriet Batchelor Harriet Batchelor ... La copine de Benjamin
Sultan Beeharry Sultan Beeharry
Éric Berger Éric Berger ... Julien (as Eric Berger)
Franck-Olivier Bonnet Franck-Olivier Bonnet ... Le barman
Yan Brian Yan Brian ... Le père de Benjamin
François Bruhat François Bruhat
Koomaren Chetty Koomaren Chetty ... Karim
Thierry Der'ven Thierry Der'ven
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Storyline

Veronique, living with her divorced mother, is going on holiday to Mauritius with her father. To impress a local boy, Benjamin, she manages to complicate the situation by making up stories about her father. She presents him as her lover, a mercenary and even a secret agent which gets her into trouble and then her father has to start playing along... Written by Inge Hoivik <ih@vingmed.no>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 October 1991 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

My Father the Hero See more »

Filming Locations:

Mauritius See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$25,480,000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

After working with Catherine Jacob on Merci la vie (1991), Gérard Depardieu advice Gérard Lauzier to cast her in the movie. See more »

Connections

Remade as My Father the Hero (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

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Music by François Bernheim
Sung by Gérard Depardieu
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Good Lighthearted Entertainment
15 November 2004 | by nicholas.rhodesSee all my reviews

I actually discovered that there were two versions of this film, both by the same director, both including Gérard Depardieu, but in the first one, most of the actors are French and it is set on the Isle of Mauritius, and the second, the characters bar Depardieu are mostly American and the film is set in the West Indies or Bahamas but not Mauritius. Why make two films with the same plot ? I just don't know.

In my opinion, the better of the two was the first one which is set in Mauritius. Unfortunately, this one is NOT available on DVD and the other IS !! I bought the DVD, thinking I was getting the FIRST but got the SECOND ! Very confusing, especially when the main actor is the same person.

I preferred the characters in the first film and found it funnier..but that is of course just personal judgment. I was also pleased to see shots of Mauritius which is a lovely place. In the first film, Depardieu was speaking French, his native language, in the second he was speaking English ......he was obviously less at ease in the humorous situations !! To understand this you need to be able to speak French and, more important, heard Depardieu get irritated in his mother tongue. It's indescribably funny and cannot be translated into another language. That's what I think clinches it for this first of the two films !!


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