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La vérité si je mens! (1997)

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The sentimental and comedic adventures of Eddie, a non-Jew trying to pass as Jewish though totally ignorant of Jewish traditions, as he works in a Jewish community.

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Thomas Gilou
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Cast

Credited cast:
Richard Anconina ... Eddie Vuibert
Richard Bohringer ... Victor Benzakhem
Amira Casar ... Sandra Benzakhem
Vincent Elbaz ... Dov Mimran
Aure Atika ... Karine
Elie Kakou Elie Kakou ... Rafi Styl'mode
José Garcia ... Serge Benamou
Bruno Solo Bruno Solo ... Yvan
Gilbert Melki ... Patrick Abitbol
Sabrina Van Tassel ... Muriel
Anthony Delon ... Maurice Aflalo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ali Mehar Akhtar Ali Mehar Akhtar
Guy Amram Guy Amram
Valérie Benguigui Valérie Benguigui
Betty Berr Betty Berr
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The sentimental and comedic adventures of Eddie, a non-Jew trying to pass as Jewish though totally ignorant of Jewish traditions, as he works in a Jewish community.

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

France

Language:

French | Hebrew | English

Release Date:

2 May 1997 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Would I Lie to You? See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

FRF 24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

FRF 18,876,278 (France), 8 May 1997, Limited Release
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Dolby SR

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Color
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Predictable, but engaging anyway.
15 August 2000 | by Funky ASee all my reviews

La Vérité si je mens is not a movie that will enter in the history of movies, but if you happen to see it, you will probably like it. The movie is about Eddie(Richard Anconina), a man who is accidently mistaken for a Jew and, because of this mistake, enters a small Jewish community in Paris. The main industry in this community is textile. Eddie starts out by working in a warehouse, but soon becomes a salesman and continues becoming more important in the community, until the fact that he is not Jewish comes back to give him problems. This not an original story, and the way it unfolds is not new, but I had fun watching this movie because the characters are engaging, the actors don't look like actors playing a role and this little Jewish community is a good place to be for an hour and a half. This is not a laugh-out-loud comedy, do if that is what you are looking for, you won't find it here. A nice movie, although not a great one. But, after all, it doesn't want to be a great one, just a good one.

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