Madeline

1998

Madeline

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It may be a tad tedious for older viewers, but Madeline's clever, adventurous heroine is likely to charm its intended audience.

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The indomitable Madeline and her 11 friends live at a school run by Miss Clavel in an old house in Paris. The smallest of all the girls, Madeline is also the most adventurous. She loses her appendix but gains an awesome scar, falls into the Seine only to be rescued by a dog whom the girls later adopt and name Genevieve, and matches wits with Pepito, the devilish son of the Spanish Ambassador who moves in next door.

Cast

Frances McDormand
as Miss Clavel
Hatty Jones
as Madeline
Nigel Hawthorne
as Lord Covington
Stéphane Audran
as Lady Covington
Chantal Neuwirth
as Helene the Cook
Ben Daniels
as Leopold the Tutor
Julien Maurel
as Idiot Popopov No. 1
Arturo Venegas
as Mr. Spanish Ambassador
Katia Caballero
as Mrs. Spanish Ambassador
Pilar Garrard
as Beatrice
Emilie Jessula
as Elizabeth
Eloise Eonnet
as Sylvette
Alice Lavaud
as Veronica
Morgane Farcat
as Marie-Odile
Alexis Desseaux
as Louis the Painter
George Harris
as Mr. Liberian Ambassador
Marie-Noelle Eusebe
as Mrs. Liberian Ambassador
Ash Varrez
as Mr. Indian Ambassador
Yayu Naidu
as Mrs. Indian Ambassador
Alexandre Arbatt
as Mr. Uzbekhistani Ambassador
Katia Tchenko
as Mrs. Uzbekhistani Ambassador
Raphael Beauville
as Idiot Popopov
Choukri Gabteni
as Idiot Popopov
Luc Florian
as Chief Gendarme
Luca Vellani
as Chauffeur
Emile Abossolo-M'bo
as Circus Barker
Marianne Groves
as Admitting Nurse
Christian Mulot
as Hospital Doctor
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Audience Reviews for Madeline

  • Sep 06, 2010
    A great adaptation of the children's series. The actors do a fine job, the story is good, and it's an entertaining movie.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Jun 06, 2010
    "Madeline", the movie, is based on the children's books by Ludwig Bemelman featuring the spirited redheaded heroine, as the titular character who is the youngest of twelve girls living at a school which is about to be closed by Lord Cucuface (known in the movie as Lord Covington) after his wife dies. Madeline is as cute as a button and sometimes mischievous. Miss Clavel as the nun is a wonderful supporting character who is always trying to keep Madeline out of trouble. Pepito called "the Bad Hat" by the girls due to his bratty nature is the Spanish ambassador's son who lives next door to the girls. An endearing family film that is enjoyable to watch. The kids will love it.
    Deb S Super Reviewer
  • Jan 23, 2010
    Oh man... I saw this when it came out... YEARS ago.... really the book is MUCH better
    Jennifer D Super Reviewer
  • Dec 29, 2008
    Watched this on tv with my son and thought it quite entertaining
    Greg Super Reviewer

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