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by Antoine De Caunes


September 1980. Coluche gives a triumphant performance every evening at the Gymnase theatre. The "French people’s favourite comedian" is at the peak of his fame; TV, radio and newspapers can’t get enough of him, and his house is a meeting place for all the country’s stars... Always ready to push his luck a bit further, he decides, for a laugh, to run for French president in the elections. Very quickly, the whole of France is doubled up with laughter, cheering him on and supporting him. The surveys are unbelievable; his ratings soar. And what if this clown ends up being elected President? He himself starts to believe it’s possible...

original title: Coluche - l'histoire d'un mec
country: France
sales agent: Kinology
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Antoine De Caunes
film run: 100'
release date: BE 15/10/2008, FR 15/10/2008
screenplay: Antoine De Caunes, Diastème
cast: François-Xavier Demaison, Léa Drucker, Olivier Gourmet, Laurent Bateau, Jean-Pierre Martins
cinematography by: Thomas Hardmeier
film editing: Christophe Pinel
art director: Alain Veissier
costumes designer: Bernadette Strassmann, Agnès Falque
music: Ramon Pipin
producer: Thomas Anargyros, Edouard de Vésinne
production: Cipango, Studio 37, France 3 Cinéma, Canal+
distributor: Mars Films Distribution, Victory Productions
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