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Michael Kael Against the World News Company

Michael Kael Against the World News Company

A Feature film by Christophe Smith

Produced by Telema

Release in France : 18/02/1998

    Synopsis

    Miami, December 1999. Michael Kael, the Paris correspondent for a large American news channel, the World News Company, is sent to Africa to cover a run-of-the-mill dance festival. Though he doesn’t know it, he is a pawn in a gigantic worldwide media scheme to re-elect the President of the United States. There is just one problem: Michael Kael is so incompetent that he’s about to balls up the whole operation.

    Actors (16)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Telema

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    Subject

    This comedy doesn’t take itself seriously. What was interesting about it was working on the slightly excessive realism of the characters without lapsing into farce. The audience have to be helped to identify with a character like Michael Kael. In fact, he is likeable because he is naive and because he possesses all the human faults and weaknesses. He is touching. He is useless but still, he saves the world.

    Full credits (17)

    Executive Producer :

    Charles Gassot

    Line producer :

    Dominique Brunner

    Director of Photography :

    Pascal Gennesseaux

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Dominique Segall

    Sound Editor :

    Fred Dubois

    Continuity supervisor :

    Anne Wermelinger

    Music Composer :

    109 International

    French Distributor :

    Jean Labadie

    Still Photographer :

    Jean-Claude Lother

    Assistant directors :

    Maurad Kara, Patrick Malakian, Eric McGinty

    Screenwriter :

    Benoît Delépine

    Sound recordists :

    Gérard Lamps, Marc-Antoine Beldent

    Editor :

    Véronique Parnet

    Assistant editors :

    Magalie Magnan, Élodie Mittet

    Production Designer :

    Jean-Marc Kerdelhué

    Costume designer :

    Jacqueline Bouchard

    Sound mixers :

    Gérard Lamps, Stéphane Thiébaut

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Comedy

    Themes :

    Media

    Production language :

    French, English

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1998

    French release :

    18/02/1998

    Runtime :

    1 h 31 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    91.391

    Visa issue date :

    05/02/1998

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color