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A Self-Made Hero (1996)

Un héros très discret (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Comedy | 12 September 1997 (USA)
Set in France at the end of World War II Albert Dehousse finds out his father wasn't a war hero and his mother is a collaborator. He leaves his wife and goes to Paris. Gradually he ... See full summary »

Director:

Jacques Audiard
3 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mathieu Kassovitz ... Albert Dehousse
Anouk Grinberg ... Servane
Sandrine Kiberlain ... Yvette
Jean-Louis Trintignant ... Albert Dehousse (old)
Albert Dupontel ... Dionnet
Nadia Barentin Nadia Barentin ... The General's Wife
Bernard Bloch Bernard Bloch ... Ernst
François Chattot François Chattot ... Louvier
Philippe Duclos ... Caron
Danièle Lebrun Danièle Lebrun ... Madame Dehousse
Armand de Baudry d'Asson Armand de Baudry d'Asson ... Englishman
Wilfred Benaïche Wilfred Benaïche ... Henry Nervoix
François Berléand ... Monsieur Jo
Philippe Berodot ... Leguen
Gilles Del Frate Gilles Del Frate ... The Partisan
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Storyline

Set in France at the end of World War II Albert Dehousse finds out his father wasn't a war hero and his mother is a collaborator. He leaves his wife and goes to Paris. Gradually he inveigles himself with the resistance movement. They trust him and he helps them trace collaborators. Written by David Morgans <in2023@wlv.ac.uk>

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Les vies les plus belles sont celles qu'on invente.

Genres:

Drama | Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

12 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Um Herói Muito Discreto See more »

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Budget:

FRF29,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Rooted Solely By Mathieu Kassovitz's Performance
9 May 2001 | by MovieBuffBongoSee all my reviews

I'm not normally a fan of foreign films, mainly because my lack of reading ability, but Un Heros Tres Discret (A.K.A. A Self Made Hero) was one of the best foreign films I have ever seen, if only because it introduced me to French actor, Mathieu Kassovitz.

This movie, directed by Jacques Audiard, deals with Mathieu's character, Albert Dehousse, and his rise from a son living under his mother's insanity to becoming a leader of a French Revolutionary faction.

If there is anything to praise this movie for, it's for the strong, yet understated performance by Kassovitz


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