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Au bonheur des ogres

A Feature film by Nicolas Bary

Produced by Chapter 2, Pathé Production

Release in France : 16/10/2013


    There are those who say that the Malaussène clan are strange, shady, abnormal. But, when you look closely, you note that happiness reigns in this joyfully chaotic family ruled over by a mother who is endlessly falling in love and who has had children by men spread out all over the place. For Benjamin Malaussène, a professional scapegoat in a department store, and the oldest brother responsible for this brood, life is never boring. But when accidents occur whereever he passes by, attracting the attention of the police and his work colleagues, it rapidly becomes vital for him to know why and how these things keep happening, and above all who has got it in for him.
    To get some answeres, Benjamin Malaussène must carry out his own investigation alongside an intrepid journalist nicknamed Aunt Julia.

    Actors (14)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producers :

    Chapter 2, Pathé Production

    Foreign production companies :

    Nexus Factory, Bidibul Productions

    French distribution :

    Pathé Films

    Co-production :

    France 2 Cinéma

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    Pathé Films

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    Executive Producers :

    Jérôme Seydoux, Dimitri Rassam

    Author of original work :

    Daniel Pennac

    Foreign producers :

    Serge de Poucques, Sylvain Goldberg, Lilian Eche, Christel Henon

    Director of Photography :

    Patrick Duroux

    Production Manager :

    Karim Canama

    Editor :

    Véronique Lange

    Production Designer :

    Bettina Von Den Steinen

    Casting :

    Valérie Espagne

    Location Manager :

    Guillaume Husson

    Assistant Director :

    Olivier Vergès

    Screenwriters :

    Jérôme Fansten, Nicolas Bary

    Co-producer :

    Romain Le Grand

    Sound recordists :

    Arnaud Julien, Nicolas Tran Trong, Nicolas Leroy, Charles Autrand, Michel Schillings

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Michèle Abitbol-Lasry

    Continuity supervisor :

    Françoise Thouvenot

    Music Composer :

    Rolfe Kent

    Costume designers :

    Agnès Beziers, Isabelle Dickes

    Storyboard artist :

    Éric Gandois

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    Feature film

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    France, Belgium, Luxembourg

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    Majority French (France, Belgium, Luxembourg)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 32 min

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