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My Way (2012)

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A biopic of French pop star Claude Francois, most famous for co-writing the song 'My Way'. Tracing his life from childhood in Egypt through success in France to his untimely death in Paris in 1978.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jérémie Renier ... Claude François
Benoît Magimel ... Paul Lederman
Monica Scattini Monica Scattini ... Chouffa François
Sabrina Seyvecou ... Josette François
Ana Girardot ... Isabelle Forêt
Joséphine Japy Joséphine Japy ... France Gall
Maud Jurez Maud Jurez ... Janet Woollacot
Marc Barbé Marc Barbé ... Aimé François
Eric Savin ... Jean-Jacques Tilche
Sophie Meister ... Kathalyn Jones
Janicke Askevold ... Sofia
Édouard Giard Édouard Giard ... Ticky Holgado
Jérémy Charbonnel Jérémy Charbonnel ... Christian Morise
Robert Knepper ... Frank Sinatra
Alison Wheeler Alison Wheeler ... Sylvie Mathurin
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A biopic of French pop star Claude Francois, most famous for co-writing the song 'My Way'. Tracing his life from childhood in Egypt through success in France to his untimely death in Paris in 1978.

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Biography | Drama | Music

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

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France | Belgium

Language:

French | Italian | English | Arabic

Release Date:

14 March 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

€20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€4,400,772 (France), 18 March 2012, Wide Release
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jérémie Renier trained for months to learn how to dance and sing like François. See more »

Quotes

unknown: [from trailer] There are lots of cocks on the walk.
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Belinda (Miss Belinda)
Written by Des Parton, Eddy Marnay
Performed by Claude François
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Jérémy Francois is Claude Renier
10 December 2018 | by theowlofthegameSee all my reviews

I saw My Way yesterday, and I really enjoyed this movie. I'm familiar with the music and the life story of Claude Francois, and I think this helps to appreciate the movie more.

I believe the movie really captivates the spirit of the time, with lots of details, and the right filters. Sometimes original clips are mixed with new scenes, it's hard to tell the difference at times. What a vibrant place must have been France in the 60s and the 70s.

Jeremy Renier as lead actor is a great choice. He acts and sings spot-on, with all the mannerisms that Claude had. His mother also is beautifully portrayed.

The music is an essential part of the film, obviously. These songs are classics in Belgium. Always great to hear them again.

The movie tells his full life story, and it is not a classic 'rise to fame and fall' biopic. Because Claude was still extremely popular when he died. What I learned in the movie that I didn't know is that Claude Francois was quite obsessive, about basically everything. I knew he had a difficult relationship with his dad but I didn't know it was that bad. I do think he needed the applause and the attention of the public, more than anything else. Maybe to fill a void which was always there?

Great movie, definitely worth the watch.


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