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Eldorado (2008)

TV-MA | | Comedy, Drama | 1 May 2009 (USA)
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Yvan finds a burglar in his house. He doesn't call the police and decides to give the young man a lift home to his parents.

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Bouli Lanners

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Bouli Lanners
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bouli Lanners ... Yvan
Fabrice Adde ... Didier dit Elie
Philippe Nahon ... Le collectionneur
Didier Toupy Didier Toupy ... Le naturiste
Françoise Chichéry Françoise Chichéry ... La maman d'Elie
Stefan Liberski Stefan Liberski ... Le garagiste #1
Baptiste Isaia Baptiste Isaia ... Le garagiste #2
Jean-Jacques Rausin Jean-Jacques Rausin ... Le motard #1
Renaud Rutten Renaud Rutten ... Le motard #2
Jean-Luc Meekers Jean-Luc Meekers ... L'homme du parking
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michaël Abiteboul Michaël Abiteboul
Pauline Denis Pauline Denis
Fanny Deprelle Fanny Deprelle
Marc Joris Marc Joris ... Jésus
Claude Pinchart Claude Pinchart ... Le compagnon d'Alain Delon
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Yvan finds a burglar in his house. After some consideration, Yvan decides not to call the police and to drop the lad near the nearby city but he ends up giving him a lift home to his parents. Together, they travel through Belgium and meet some extraordinary people and find themselves in ditto situations. Written by Marco van Hoof <k_luifje7@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Belgium | France

Language:

French

Release Date:

1 May 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

California Wash See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$195, 5 June 2009

Gross USA:

$10,443
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Award: Prix Fipresci de la Fédération internationale de la Critique See more »

Soundtracks

La Brabançonne
(hymne national belge)
Lyrics by Jenneval
Music by François van Campenhout (1830)
Sung by Fabrice Adde
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pretty much perfect -- dog part unfunny
16 September 2012 | by filmalamosaSee all my reviews

A man who imports used American cars to Belgium catches a young burglar who he begrudgingly befriends...we find out later that he had recently lost his younger brother to drugs and feels some rapport.

This movie is hard to rate...if it hadn't gone on so long it would have gotten a 10---but the last 30 minutes are kind of out of gas.

Let me say one thing about the dog scene...it took a lot of daring for the director to do this. However, animal cruelty no matter how it is twisted in unfunny.

The essence of this kind of movie is bizarreness turned into comedy. If you find the idea of importing used American cars amusing you will understand this movie. I love these things and this one was done well. Except as I mentioned the dog scene.

The movie used digital techniques for the sky and other scenery but it was beautiful anyway. Computers mean some really beautiful landscapes.

In the end? Very good especially the nudist scene and others. Mentally sublimate if you can the dog part because the rest of it is really spot on.

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