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Whatever You Say (2002)

Mon idole (original title)
Bastien, an ambitious young production assistant, catches the attention of Jean-Louis, a producer of high regard, and is granted a shot at his own television show.

Director:

Guillaume Canet

Writers:

Guillaume Canet (scenario), Philippe Lefebvre (scenario) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
François Berléand ... Jean-Louis Broustal
Guillaume Canet ... Bastien
Diane Kruger ... Clara Broustal
Philippe Lefebvre Philippe Lefebvre ... Philippe Letzger
Daniel Prévost ... M. Balbot
Clotilde Courau ... Fabienne
Jacqueline Jehanneuf Jacqueline Jehanneuf ... Maryvonne
Gilles Lellouche ... Daniel Bénard
Jean-Paul Rouve ... Patrick
Andrée Damant ... Micheline
Anne Marivin ... L'assistante
Alexandra Mercouroff Alexandra Mercouroff ... La secrétaire de Broustal
Pascal Leguennec Pascal Leguennec ... Le jardinier
Vincent Darré Vincent Darré ... Le fils du jardinier
Laurent Lafitte ... Fabrice
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Storyline

Young Bastien is very pleased when his hugely successful TV producer boss Jean-Louis Broustal begins to recognize him for his talents and then invites him to his country house for the weekend to work on a new show. But gradually it becomes clear that no work is going to be done. In fact, Broustal and his much younger pretty wife seem to want Bastien for something very different than for his television talents. But can he accept their offer? Can he afford not to? Things go awry and lead to a taut and frenzied finish. Written by Martin Lewison <dr@martinlewison.com>

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

17 December 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

My Idol See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$861,887 (France), 20 December 2002
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Not bad at all
15 July 2004 | by jean-noSee all my reviews

Guillaume Canet is a talented (I think... I actually didn't see a lot of movies where he stared) youg actor who decided to write and direct his own movie : "mon idole" (my idol). The result is a quite good little movie where the audience is never exactly sure of what will come next. Watching this I thought of movies such as Claude Chabrol's (like his "inspecteur lavardin" serie) but also some from Jean-Pierre Mocky. The main character is under pressure and so are we, there is definitly something here. Only lacks the moments when Broustal (the boss) could be seducing, could justify to be... an idol. The cast is great.


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