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Luca Gelberg (Quentin Belier) is, in fact a deaf person.
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The song "Je vole" was written by Michel Sardou as a kind of suicide note of a teenager [as he explained in his autobiography]. In the movie the lyrics were slightly changed (except the refrain) to fit to the theme of the movie, which is leaving home for a career, not suicide.
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The actors quickly discovered that it's extremely hard to sign and speak at the same time. This proved to be particularly grueling for Louane Emera in the film's memorable climax where she has to sing and sign simultaneously.
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The actors spent roughly 4 months learning sign language.
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Louane Emera was a semi-finalist in the French version of "The Voice".
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Michel Sardou (1947-) is a French singer and songwriter. He is known for his love songs such as "La Maladie d'Amour", "Je vais t'aimer" (both used in the film) as well as for songs dealing with social and political issues. His popularity has spanned 50 years, as of 2015.
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Mike Brant (1947 -1975) (mentioned by Thomasson) was an Israeli singer who achieved wider fame after moving to France.
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Nicoletta (1944-) (real name Nicole Fernande Grisoni-Chappuisis) is a French singer famous for her version of "Mamy Blue". She was very popular during the 1960s and the 1970s.
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Thomasson complains about the "hicks who think Gérard Lenorman is someone from Normandy." Gérard Lenorman (1945-) is a French singer who first started recording 1969.
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French visa # 137757.
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The script was offered to Rémi Bezançon to direct, who declined.
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