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Poetical Refugee (2000)

La faute à Voltaire (original title)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sami Bouajila ... Jallel
Élodie Bouchez ... Lucie
Bruno Lochet ... Franck
Aure Atika ... Nassera
Olivier Loustau ... Antonio
Virginie Darmon Virginie Darmon ... Leila
Mustapha Adouani Mustapha Adouani ... Mostfa
Sami Zitouni Sami Zitouni ... Nono
Carole Franck Carole Franck ... Barbara
Jean-Michel Fête Jean-Michel Fête ... Philippe
Manuel Le Lièvre Manuel Le Lièvre ... André
François Genty François Genty ... Paul
Meriem Serbah Meriem Serbah ... La marieuse
Francis Arnaud Francis Arnaud ... Le fonctionnaire
Nejlb Nekales Nejlb Nekales ... Hocine
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France

Language:

French | Arabic

Release Date:

14 February 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Poetical Refugee See more »

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Flach Film See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Marginalized France
20 May 2002 | by stenssonSee all my reviews

There is a French Film festival running in Stockholm now and the common distributors are to be blamed, not letting us see many of these films before. "La faute à Voltaire" is about a Tunisian immigrant, cheating his way through the French bureaucracy, and a mental hospital, but finding solidarity and real friendship among people living in the poorest conditions of Paris of today.

There is a beautiful love story also. The immigrant at the hospital meets a disturbed "nymphomaniac" girl, very well played by Èloudie Bouchez, and starts a somewhat destructive but not altogether destructive relation with her.

This is very far from common American and common Swedish film indeed. It is about real people.


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