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Michael Kael Against the World News Company

A Feature film by Christophe Smith

Produced by Telema

Release in France : 18/02/1998

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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.


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.

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Executive Producer :

Charles Gassot

Director of Photography :

Pascal Gennesseaux

Press Attaché (film) :

Dominique Segall

Production Designer :

Jean-Marc Kerdelhué

Costume designer :

Jacqueline Bouchard

Still Photographer :

Jean-Claude Lother

Screenwriter :

Benoît Delépine

Sound recordists :

Gérard Lamps, Marc-Antoine Beldent

Editor :

Véronique Parnet

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109 International

French Distributor :

Jean Labadie

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Feature film

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100% French

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1 h 31 min

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