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L'antidote (2005)

Jacques-Alain Marty, known as Jam, is the boss of Vladis Entreprises, a large French multi-pole group. Everything works for him, but for the past few weeks, Jam has not been in his normal state.

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Vincent De Brus
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Clavier ... JAM
Jacques Villeret ... André Morin
Agnès Soral ... Nadine Marty
Annie Grégorio Annie Grégorio ... Andrée
François Morel ... M. Lebrochet
Daniel Russo ... Guillaume Marty
Pierre Vernier ... Le senior board member
Judith Magre ... Mme Marty mère
Bernard Dhéran Bernard Dhéran ... Salanches de Foiry
Ken Samuels ... Steven Brickman
Dominic Gould ... Andrew
Gérard Chaillou Gérard Chaillou ... Le professeur Carlier
Eric Prat Eric Prat ... Marc-André de Noyenville
François Levantal François Levantal ... Pierre Verneuil
Philippe Lelièvre ... Le chauffeur
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Jacques-Alain Marty, known as Jam, is the boss of Vladis Entreprises, a large French multi-pole group. Everything works for him, but for the past few weeks, Jam has not been in his normal state.

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Citoyen Kane
7 April 2005 | by Davido-2See all my reviews

JAM (Christian Clavier), a French "master of the universe" is on the brink of a major takeover when he starts suffering from anxiety attacks. His doctor (Lhermite) thinks it is to do with childhood experiences and suggests he searches back in his mind to something that could be the trigger and will prove to be the antidote. Enter André Morin (the late, great Jacques Villeret) reprising his role of the amiable "con" (idiot) who proves wiser than everyone. Morin is a smalltime accountant who has become a champion of the little man – the small shareholders who are taken for granted by today's business leaders more interested in power and wealth. It is a real clash of cultures and provides plenty of laughs.

JAM is obviously inspired by ill-stared Jean-Marie Messier (J2M), former head of Vivendi entertainment. JAM's company is the similarly bland sounding Valdis. Without giving anything away the story obviously owes something to Citizen Kane. There is a interesting opening title sequence, which suggests more thriller than comedy and some good special effects for the Rosebud moment. If you loved Le Diner des Cons you will enjoy this movie.


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Official Sites:

Warner Bros [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

30 March 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Cergy, Val-d'Oise, France See more »

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$5,194,913
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Dolby

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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