Bernie (1996)



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Jet black and unrelentingly nihilistic with only a touch of sentiment, this comedy tells the story of a mildly retarded 30-year-old who leaves the orphanage where he was raised to learn the truth about his parents. In his mind, they died somewhat romantically, perhaps at the hands of the Mafia or maybe they were kidnapped.... The truth is, Bernie's impoverished parents left him to die in a project dumpster when he was only two weeks old. Eventually, after meeting assorted savory and unsavory … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Comedy
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Written By: Albert Dupontel, Gilles Laurent
On DVD: May 8, 2008



as Marion

as The Mother

as The Concierge

as Mamoune Clermontf
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"I'm Bernie Christmas and I like hyenas. Because nobody ever talks about them, when hyenas are very important. Being a friend of a hyena is better than being a friend of real friends. Hyenas protect you. Some danger comes up? You go: "I'm with a hyena!" And then, it's like...Actually, my real name isn't Bernie Christmas.Bernie's the name of the person that found me. Christmas is the season in which he did."

Arash Xak

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I accidentally watched this on one of our independent film channels one night not long ago. I think I was drunk or something but I could have sworn I saw a dude eat a canary. Then I looked on this movies profile page and saw the photo of a guy eating what looks like a canary. Either way, if THAT, is what you have going for you, your producer is going to lose his shirt financially.


One of the maddest films ever made !!!!! Incredible actors, great plot and twisted ideas all the way !! CULT !!!!


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