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Il était une fois, une fois - © Pascal Chantier

Il était une fois, une fois

A Feature film by Christian Merret-Palmair

Produced by FEW (Farrugia Entertainment Worldwide) - Barbès Films Compagnie

Release in France : 15/02/2012

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Production and distribution (6)

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TF1 Films Production, TF1 Droits Audiovisuels, Ugc

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TF1 Studio (ex-TF1 International)

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Willy Vanderbrook, a brilliant French Belgian who has become a citizen of the world, is approached about the job of concierge at one of Paris's great 5-star hotels.

He is welcomed by Serge Luyperts, a childhood friend, a blasé café owner who has taken in his ex-brother-in-law Frank Vrut, a Walloon separatist who is slightly psychopathic. Willy's application - rejected because he's too Belgian - forces him and his compatriots to carrying out a ridiculous and "royally" vengeful deception.

By pretending to be heir to the Belgian throne, Willy and his gang set off a series of joyful events in the 5-star establishment, which quickly grab the attention of Jessica, a professional schemer. She thinks she's seducing the future King of Belgium, but she has in fact met a craftier person than herself.

This burlesque detonator then drags the "Made in the Flat Country" trio into a scam with more far-reaching and dangerous consequences.



Il était une fois, une fois

Trailer French

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Full credits (19)

Executive Producer :

Dominique Farrugia

Original ideas :

Dominique Farrugia, Charly Delwart

Screenwriters :

Matthieu Delaporte, Alexandre de la Patellière

Sound Recordist :

Jean-Luc Verdier

Press Attaché (film) :

Alexandra Schamis

Sound Editor :

Marc Bastien

Production Designer :

Stéphane Taillasson

Casting :

Michaël Laguens

Making of :

Emmanuel Breton

Still Photographer :

Pascal Chantier

Assistant Director :

Frédéric Drouilhat

Line producers :

Dominique Brunner, Geneviève Lemal

Director of Photography :

Régis Blondeau

Production Manager :

Kader Djedra

Editor :

Alice Moine

Continuity supervisor :

Céline Migeon

Music Composer :

Kris Debusscher

Costume designer :

Anne Schotte

Sound Mixer :

François-Joseph Hors

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Feature film

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France, Belgium

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Majority French (France, Belgium)

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1 h 35 min

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