A Self-Made Hero Reviews

  • Dec 11, 2013

    A very discrete hero...The movie begins with a little tale by Jean-Louis Trintignant which end is "the most beautiful life you can live is the one you invent"...A coward provincial leaves his little village at the end of WWII to "make it happen": he wants to be a hero although he cannot join the army. In Paris he meets a real soldier who tells him all about the army. Reading newspapers, he starts to invent his life as a French resistant till he becomes a leading light in the ministry of the army. The photography iand the pace of the film are fantastic. A wonderful script for a beautiful story.

    A very discrete hero...The movie begins with a little tale by Jean-Louis Trintignant which end is "the most beautiful life you can live is the one you invent"...A coward provincial leaves his little village at the end of WWII to "make it happen": he wants to be a hero although he cannot join the army. In Paris he meets a real soldier who tells him all about the army. Reading newspapers, he starts to invent his life as a French resistant till he becomes a leading light in the ministry of the army. The photography iand the pace of the film are fantastic. A wonderful script for a beautiful story.

  • Mar 14, 2013

    Kasovitz est un brillant acteur dans ce film brillant.

    Kasovitz est un brillant acteur dans ce film brillant.

  • Apr 02, 2011

    A story about a man who deceives his way into success - in spectacular style and audacity. Kinda muddled, and I've yet to see a film from Audiard that really impressed me.

    A story about a man who deceives his way into success - in spectacular style and audacity. Kinda muddled, and I've yet to see a film from Audiard that really impressed me.

  • Apr 11, 2009

    Ce film est admirablement joue, l'histoire originale et interessante mais... mais j'ai pas accroche, voila, les temoignages sont superflus et compliquent superficiellement la trame. De plus, impossible de ressentir la moindre emotion.

    Ce film est admirablement joue, l'histoire originale et interessante mais... mais j'ai pas accroche, voila, les temoignages sont superflus et compliquent superficiellement la trame. De plus, impossible de ressentir la moindre emotion.

  • Feb 13, 2009

    "Les plus belles vies sont celles qu'on s'invente" Kassovitz parfait (super real ET acteur...), la voix d'Anouk Grinberg, Dupontel fantastique. Et surtout le scenario. En plus j ai decouvert Deniaux grace à ce film. Dernier point: j adore le principe selon lequel des enfants heureux donnent des adultes malheureux car forcement decu de la vie..Avec Requiem c'est le seul film que j'ai vu 2fois de suite au ciné (fan je vous dis...lol)

    "Les plus belles vies sont celles qu'on s'invente" Kassovitz parfait (super real ET acteur...), la voix d'Anouk Grinberg, Dupontel fantastique. Et surtout le scenario. En plus j ai decouvert Deniaux grace à ce film. Dernier point: j adore le principe selon lequel des enfants heureux donnent des adultes malheureux car forcement decu de la vie..Avec Requiem c'est le seul film que j'ai vu 2fois de suite au ciné (fan je vous dis...lol)

  • Feb 10, 2009

    Set in France at the end of World War II Albert Dehousse finds out his father wasn't a war hero and his mother is a collaborator. He leaves his wife and goes to Paris. Gradually he inveigles himself with the resistance movement. They trust him and he helps them trace collaborators.

    Set in France at the end of World War II Albert Dehousse finds out his father wasn't a war hero and his mother is a collaborator. He leaves his wife and goes to Paris. Gradually he inveigles himself with the resistance movement. They trust him and he helps them trace collaborators.

  • Feb 02, 2009

    Generally humourous; with irregular narrative. A convincing Mathieu Kassovitz.

    Generally humourous; with irregular narrative. A convincing Mathieu Kassovitz.

  • Oct 21, 2008

    A thoroughly enjoyable film, hilarious and not mere fluff. The interviews add a playful touch of 'realism'.

    A thoroughly enjoyable film, hilarious and not mere fluff. The interviews add a playful touch of 'realism'.

  • Aug 08, 2008

    Like Amelie, but not as good.

    Like Amelie, but not as good.

  • Jul 30, 2008

    voila ce qu on appelle un film intelligent, a voir absolument

    voila ce qu on appelle un film intelligent, a voir absolument