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by Nicolas Bary


Based on the novel “Au Bonheur des Ogres” by Daniel Pennac. There is something strange - some would even say abnormal - about the Malaussène family. But if you take a closer look, no one could be happier than this cheerfully chaotic family, even though their mother is usually off on one romantic adventure or another. Life is never a bore for Benjamin Malaussène, professional scapegoat and the older brother responsible for this horde of kids. But when incidents happen wherever he goes, police and colleagues begin to eye him suspiciously. It soon becomes a matter of life and death to find out what is going on and who is so interested in ruining his life.

international title: The Scapegoat
original title: Au bonheur des ogres
country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
sales agent: Pathé International
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Nicolas Bary
film run: 92'
release date: BE 16/10/2013, FR 16/10/2013, IT 14/11/2013
screenplay: Jérôme Fansten, Nicolas Bary
cast: Raphaël Personnaz, Bérénice Bejo, Guillaume De Tonquédec, Emir Kusturica, Thierry Neuvic, Mélanie Bernier
cinematography by: Patrick Duroux
film editing: Véronique Lange
art director: Bettina von den Steinen
costumes designer: Agnès Béziers, Isabelle Dickes
music: Rolfe Kent
producer: Jérôme Seydoux, Dimitri Rassam, Serge de Poucques, Sylvain Goldberg
co-producer: Romain Le Grand
production: Chapter 2, Pathé Films, France 2 Cinéma, Nexus Factory, Bidibul Productions
distributor: Pathé Distribution


main awards/selection

Discovery Zone Film Festival Luxembourg 2013
Festival du Film Francophone d'Angoulême 2013
Festival du Film Français d'Helvétie de Bienne 2013
Festival du Film Francophone de Namur 2013
Festival internazionale del film di Roma 2013

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