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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


    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

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    Actors (10)

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    Co-productions :

    TF1 Films Production, TF1 Droits Audiovisuels, UGC

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    TF1 Studio (ex-TF1 International)

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    Executive Producer :

    Dominique Farrugia

    Original ideas :

    Dominique Farrugia, Charly Delwart

    Screenwriters :

    Matthieu Delaporte, Alexandre de la Patellière

    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

    Assistant Director :

    Frédéric Drouilhat

    Executive Producer :

    Dominique Brunner

    Foreign producer :

    Geneviève Lemal

    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

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    Feature film

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    France, Belgium

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    Majority French (France, Belgium)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 35 min

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    Dolby Digital

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