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99 francs (2007)

The life of Octave Parango, a flamboyant ad designer, filled with success, satire, misery and love.

Director:

Jan Kounen

Writers:

Nicolas Charlet (screenplay and dialogue) (as Nicolas), Bruno Lavaine (screenplay and dialogue) (as Bruno) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Dujardin ... Octave Parango
Jocelyn Quivrin ... Charles 'Charlie' Dagout
Patrick Mille ... Jean-François 'Jeff' Marolles
Vahina Giocante ... Sophie
Elisa Tovati ... Tamara
Nicolas Marié Nicolas Marié ... Alfred Duler
Dominique Bettenfeld ... Jean-Christian Gagnant
Antoine Basler Antoine Basler ... Marc Maronnier
Fosco Perinti Fosco Perinti ... Giovanni Di Toro
Cendrine Orcier Cendrine Orcier ... Fabienne
Dan Herzberg ... Steven
Arsène Mosca Arsène Mosca ... Le dealer
Niels Dubost Niels Dubost ... Père Groobad
Aurélie Boquien Aurélie Boquien ... Mère Groobad
Mathis Jamet Mathis Jamet ... Enfant Groobad
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The life of Octave Parango, a flamboyant ad designer, filled with success, satire, misery and love.

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Taglines:

I'm the most influential bastard in 2000 years.

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Vincent Cassel, Mathieu Kassovitz and Edouard Baer were considered for the part of Octave Parango. See more »

Goofs

When Octave's version of the Starlight commercial is shown on television for the first time, the blob of yogurt on his eyebrow disappears and reappears between takes. See more »

Quotes

Octave Parango: Everything is bought. Love, Art, planet earth, you me. Especially me. The man is a product like any other, with a limit sell by date. I am advertising, I am one of those that make you dream the things you will ever have. Blue skies, never ugly chicks, perfect happiness and retouched in Photoshop. You think I embellished the world? lost, I screw it up. Everything is temporary. Love, Art, planet Earth, you, me. Especially me
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References The Thin Red Line (1998) See more »

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Sure Thing
Composed by Jack Nitzsche
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Good criticism of the advertising world
28 October 2007 | by franck-25See all my reviews

This movie was made like a giant advertising with very rhythmic effects and fast moving pictures. At least, it will keep the eye entertained during the whole movie but there's more in it.

It describes in a fun way what everybody knows is a sad world. Drugs, sex parties, late work hours, pretentious people, and meetings with stupid people, this is the way it works in the advertising industry.

It's a very funny criticism of advertising and the way it's made. I feared it would not do justice to Beigbeder's excellent book but in fact it's quite good.

Most of all, Jean Dujardin is very good in his role. He could be one of those mens you see working at Publicis on the champs Elysees !

Some people may not like the movie because there is a lot of sex and drug taking inside the movie. Yet, it's a good social depiction of this world. Don't go with the children's (the rating is not very explicit about the real content of the film) and enjoy yourself.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

26 September 2007 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

13,99 euros See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR12,447,638 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,444,973
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2.35 : 1
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