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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


    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.

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    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

    Executive Producer :

    Dominique Brunner

    Director of Photography :

    Pascal Gennesseaux

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Dominique Segall

    Sound Editor :

    Frédéric Dubois

    Continuity supervisor :

    Anne Wermelinger

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    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

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    Feature film

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    Production language :

    French, English

    Production country :

    France (100.0%)

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 31 min

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