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Little Nicholas (2009)

Le petit Nicolas (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Family | 30 September 2009 (France)
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Nicolas has a happy existence, parents who love him, a great group of friends with whom he has great fun, and all he wants is that nothing changes. However, one day, he overhears a ... See full summary »

Director:

Laurent Tirard

Writers:

Laurent Tirard (screenplay), Grégoire Vigneron (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maxime Godart ... Nicolas
Vincent Claude ... Alceste
Charles Vaillant Charles Vaillant ... Geoffroy
Victor Carles Victor Carles ... Clotaire
Benjamin Averty Benjamin Averty ... Eudes
Germain Petit Damico ... Rufus
Damien Ferdel Damien Ferdel ... Agnan
Virgile Tirard Virgile Tirard ... Joachim
Elisa Heusch Elisa Heusch ... Marie-Edwige
Valérie Lemercier ... La mère de Nicolas
Kad Merad ... Le père de Nicolas
Sandrine Kiberlain ... La maîtresse
François-Xavier Demaison ... Le bouillon
Michel Duchaussoy ... Le directeur
Daniel Prévost ... M. Moucheboume
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Storyline

Nicolas has a happy existence, parents who love him, a great group of friends with whom he has great fun, and all he wants is that nothing changes. However, one day, he overhears a conversation that leads him to believe that his life might change forever, his mother is pregnant! He panics and envisions the worst. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

30 September 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Little Nicholas See more »

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DTS | Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The enervated teacher who tries to get the kids to sing in a choir is played by Gérard Jugnot. He was Clément Mathieu in The Chorus (2004), a teacher who (successfully) starts a choir in a school for troubled boys. See more »

Goofs

Plastic garbage bags only became widespread in the mid '70s. In the late '50s and early '60s, garbage was directly put in large metal bins and taken to the curb on collection days. See more »

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The opening credits are projected on animated, folding paper art. See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Chorus (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

La Marseillaise
(uncredited)
Written by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
Played by the school band before the Minister's visit
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As in an old ad, Little But Strong (Screen)
20 December 2009 | by leplatypusSee all my reviews

To be honest, this movie didn't appeal to me because I couldn't stand the sugary nostalgia of this old France. But the kid wanted to see it again, so I complied.

And I realized that my feeling was very wrong: the movie is a tender and accurate vision of the world through the children eyes. They see it in a way opposite to adults. Thus, it was a perfect movie for the kid and it brought me very old memories about my childhood.

The cast is terrific: Kad Merad as a father can show all his big heart. Among the kids, Clotaire was my favorite with his dreamy and dumb attitude. And it's funny because he could act for the son of the actress Cecile de France.

But, rather than a great movie, it is a great adaptation because we mustn't forget that it's actually a collection of illustrated stories. And I find that the opening credits, which look like strips are the best idea ever for any adaptation movie!


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