A Self-Made Hero (1997)

A Self-Made Hero




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Irony abounds in this French comedy that tells the tale of an unsophisticated, rather dim-bulbed country lad who follows the advice of a former French freedom fighter and tries to change himself into a hero of the recently ended French Resistance. Poor Albert is no stranger to deceit. For his first 12-years, his mother led him to believe that his father was a war hero. He is devastated to learn that his father really died of alcoholism. During the war, Albert does all he can to avoid fighting … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Alain Le Henry, Jacques Audiard
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On DVD: May 12, 1998
M6 Films



as Albert Dehousse

as Servane

as Madame Louvier/Madam...

as Madame Dehousse

as Man `English Girls'

as Monsieur Jo

as The Partisan

as `Little Versailles' ...

as De Vaincourt

as Etienne

as Lutetia Young Woman

as Knickerboker

as Information Officer

as `Little Versailles' ...

as Maitre Becquard

as The General

as Beauchamps

as Maldoror Man

as Albert (as a child)

as Jean Caron (as a chi...

as Little Girl at Kiosk

as Violin Player

as Violin Player

as Double-Bass
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