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Uncle Charles - © Patrick Swirc

Uncle Charles

A Feature film by Étienne Chatiliez

Produced by Productions du Champ Poirier, Pathé Production

Release in France : 21/03/2012

    Synopsis

    In New Zealand, Charles Doumeng, a hugely wealthy French businessman, learns he has an incurable illness. The news turns his life upside down. In his sixties, without a wife or children, or an heir, and with only a few weeks to live, he sets out to find his sister, who he hasn't seen for fifty years. In Mauprivez, a small village in the Nantes region, Corinne, a notary's clerk, comes across the advertisement Charles has written in an effort to find his sister. The reward is enormous and thirty-five-year-old Corinne badly needs money. She sets out to find this stranger, and when she fails to do so, decides, with the help of her friends, to create a made-to-measure family for Charles. The hoax goes fantastically well. At the other end of the world, Charles is thrilled, happy to have at last found some heirs. But life has some surprises in store and good news always comes in pairs... Charles learns that he has been misdiagnosed. He was never sick! Overjoyed, he decides to come to France to meet his new family. The trouble is about to begin...

    Actors (15)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Productions du Champ Poirier, Pathé Production

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pathé Distribution

    Co-production :

    TF1 Films Production

    French distribution :

    Pathé Distribution

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    International releases (3)

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    Photos (16)

    Full credits (18)

    Executive Producers :

    Romain Le Grand, Françoise Billet, Florian Genetet-Morel

    Line Producer :

    Frédéric Blum

    Director of Photography :

    Yves Angelo

    Sound Assistant :

    Benoît Hardonnière

    Production Manager :

    Frédéric Blum

    Editor :

    Catherine Renault

    Continuity supervisor :

    Charles Sire

    Music Composer :

    Jean-Michel Bernard

    Sound Mixer :

    Pierre André

    Assistant Director :

    Denis Bergonhe

    Screenwriter :

    Florence Quentin

    Sound recordists :

    Pierre André, Bridget O'Driscoll, Gérard Lamps

    Assistant Operators :

    Kevin Laot, Simon Blanchard

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Michèle Sebbag

    Sound editor :

    Bridget O'Driscoll

    Production Designer :

    Stéphane Makedonsky

    Costume designer :

    Édith Vesperini

    Location Manager :

    Vincent Lefeuvre

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Comedy

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Yes

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2012

    French release :

    21/03/2012

    Runtime :

    1 h 38 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    130.112

    Visa issue date :

    09/03/2012

    Approval :

    Yes

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Digital 5.1

    Rating restrictions :

    None