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Cyprien (2009)

Ugly geek becomes a hunk thanks to a deodorant.

Director:

David Charhon

Writers:

Arthur (idea) (as Arthur Essebag), David Charhon | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elie Semoun ... Cyprien / Jack Price
Léa Drucker ... Héléna
Laurent Stocker ... Stanislas Wagner
Vincent Desagnat ... Kiki
Elisa Tovati Elisa Tovati ... Aurore Diamentis
Élise Otzenberger Élise Otzenberger ... Emmanuelle
Mouloud Achour ... Juju
Jean-Michel Lahmi Jean-Michel Lahmi ... Godzilla
Julie De Bona ... Amandine
Cécile Breccia ... Gina McQueen
Odile Vuillemin ... Sidonie
Maxime Motte Maxime Motte ... Maxime
Stéphane Custers Stéphane Custers ... Erwan
Catherine Deneuve ... Vivianne Wagner
Marianne Borgo Marianne Borgo ... La convive
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Ugly geek becomes a hunk thanks to a deodorant.

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Comedy

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

25 February 2009 (France) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Bette Davis Eyes
(Jackie DeShannon (as De Shanon) / Donna Weiss (as Weiss))
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Appalling film; depressing experience...
2 March 2009 | by sebadeeSee all my reviews

Zero concept feature from popular French comic, Elie Semoun. A spotty geek is transformed into ravishing sex god whenever he applies a certain perfume. He gets the girl of his dreams, the girl next door and few more besides. The perfume comes to him after replying to a spam offering to fulfill his wildest dream. The magic is never explained and the perfume comes free; no selling of soul to devil necessary. The problem being that he is transformed into a bewigged 70's throw-back complete with cheap Elvis shades. And no-one, not even the girl-next-door character, spots the transformation. Even if you buy into this worn-out device there is no hint of originality, wit or truth in any of the proceedings. The production values are cheap - several shots are completely out of focus - and the presence of Catherine Deneuve - Why, oh why did she agree to be in this? - does little to alleviate the boredom. How did a scenario this lame ever get the green light?


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