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My Life as a Zucchini (2016)

Ma vie de Courgette (original title)
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After losing his mother, a young boy is sent to a foster home with other orphans his age where he begins to learn the meaning of trust and true love.

Director:

Claude Barras

Writers:

Céline Sciamma (screenplay), Germano Zullo (contributing writer) | 5 more credits »
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 23 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gaspard Schlatter Gaspard Schlatter ... Courgette (voice)
Sixtine Murat Sixtine Murat ... Camille (voice)
Paulin Jaccoud Paulin Jaccoud ... Simon (voice)
Michel Vuillermoz Michel Vuillermoz ... Raymond (voice)
Raul Ribera Raul Ribera ... Ahmed (voice)
Estelle Hennard Estelle Hennard ... Alice (voice)
Elliot Sanchez Elliot Sanchez ... Jujube (voice)
Lou Wick Lou Wick ... Béatrice (voice)
Brigitte Rosset Brigitte Rosset ... Tante Ida (voice)
Natacha Koutchoumov ... Courgette's Mother (voice) (as Natacha Varga-Koutchoumov)
Monica Budde Monica Budde ... Mme Papineau (voice)
Adrien Barazzone Adrien Barazzone ... Mr. Paul (voice)
Véronique Montel Véronique Montel ... Rosy (voice)
Romane Cretegny Romane Cretegny ... Fillette (voice)
Evelyne Bouvier Evelyne Bouvier ... Maman de la fillette (voice)
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Storyline

Courgette (Zucchini) is an intriguing nickname for a 9-year-old boy. Although his unique story is surprisingly universal. After his mother's disappearance, Courgette is befriended by a police officer Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this strange, at times, hostile environment. Yet with Raymond's help and his new-found friends, Courgette eventually learns to trust and might find true love.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and suggestive material | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Wilhelm scream: when one of the kids falls off his sled after being hit by a snowball. See more »

Goofs

When Courgette arrives at Les Fontaines the other children are shown in the close up shot of the window in mirror form (Alice's parting to the right, Simon's quiff to the left and Jujube's plaster on the left). See more »

Quotes

Raymond: OK... Where's your father?
Courgette: Here... And there's my dad's chick. Mum always said he liked chicks very much
Raymond: Alright...
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Crazy Credits

About halfway through the credits, we see an animated sequence based, apparently, on the lead actor's audition tape. See more »

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Sci-Fi Special Feature (2019) See more »

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Salut à toi
Written by Fanfan & Loran
Performed by Bérurier Noir
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Simplicity is just another form of art
19 July 2017 | by marianajbSee all my reviews

The way they made this film was very original, and good originality is very valuable and worth watching. I love stop-motion, in this is an excellent stop-motion, because of everything in the film impressed me. The characters are very original, even the name that the main character has is amazing. The screenplay embraces so many genuine topics, as love and the different ways it can be shown; it has humor but it also wants to make you cry and fall in love with each character. The production is incredible, amazing, out of this world; and I couldn't ask for more, it made me want to cry because of this simple but outstanding production! This motion picture is really worth watching, is very touching; and if I could only watch one movie for the rest of my life it will be this one.


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Country:

Switzerland | France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

24 February 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Life as a Zucchini See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,853, 26 February 2017

Gross USA:

$309,766

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,873,256
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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