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Le nain rouge (1998)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 18 June 1999 (USA)
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Lucien is a dwarf, who works hard in a large legal office. His only friend is trapeze circus artist Isis. One day he gets the attention of singer Paola Bendoni and falls in love with her.

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Yvan Le Moine

Writers:

Yvan Le Moine, Michel Tournier (story)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Yves Tual ... Lucien L'Hotte (as Jean-Yves Thual)
Anita Ekberg ... Paola Bendoni
Dyna Gauzy Dyna Gauzy ... Isis Colombe
Michel Peyrelon Michel Peyrelon ... D'Urbino (Circus Director)
Arno Chevrier Arno Chevrier ... Bob
Carlo Colombaioni Carlo Colombaioni ... Cavallo
Alain Flick Alain Flick ... Picot
Alexandre von Sivers Alexandre von Sivers ... Lambert
Dirk Lavryssen Dirk Lavryssen ... Head of the office
Cyril Casmèze Cyril Casmèze ... The zoomorph
Sophie Ladmiral Sophie Ladmiral ... Woman with fishnet stockings
Pierre Kudlak Pierre Kudlak ... Man with the whip
Yvette Merlin Yvette Merlin ... The old mother
Karl Charnak Karl Charnak ... Bartender
Maria Ducceschi Maria Ducceschi ... Cleaning lady
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Lucien is a dwarf, who works hard in a large legal office. His only friend is trapeze circus artist Isis. One day he gets the attention of singer Paola Bendoni and falls in love with her. Written by Anonymous

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Life begins when you snap.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for sexuality, nudity and brief violence | See all certifications »
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This was actress Anita Ekberg's final cinematic appearance. See more »

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Simply not worth seeing.
10 May 2000 | by ca_pelaezSee all my reviews

It is impossible to understand what the filmaker was trying to convey. Two worthwile scenes in the entire movie, but they were not worth the money for the rental. The description on the backcover says that the movie is about the main character's rage and a path to redemption. However, I simply did not feel his "rage" and his redemption was in plain sight since the beginning. Perhaps the only salvation came that the DVD had trailers of "Character" and "City of the Lost Children" movies far more worth the rental money.


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Country:

Belgium | France | Italy

Language:

French | Italian

Release Date:

18 June 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Red Dwarf See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,979, 20 June 1999

Gross USA:

$6,499
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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