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Cloclo (2012)




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Cloclo, c'est le destin tragique d'une icône de la chanson française décédée à l'âge de 39 ans, qui plus de trente ans après sa disparition continue de fasciner. Star adulée et business man, bête de scène et pro du marketing avant l'heure, machine à tubes et patron de presse, mais aussi père de famille et homme à femmes... Cloclo ou le portrait d'un homme complexe, multiple ; toujours pressé, profondément moderne et prêt à tout pour se faire aimer.
Directed By:
Studio Canal


Jérémie Renier
as Claude "Cloclo" François
Benoît Magimel
as Paul Lederman
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Critic Reviews for Cloclo

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

As Gallic showbiz sagas go, it's far better than 'La Vie en Rose', but not quite as distinctive as 'Gainsbourg'.

Full Review… | June 19, 2012
Time Out
Top Critic

Jérémie Renier is magnetic in the title role: energetic, infuriating, and oddly creepy.

Full Review… | June 24, 2012
Observer (UK)

Too generously scaled at 148 minutes, but pulled off with consistent high style by director Florent-Emilio Siri, and ultimately quite moving.

Full Review… | June 22, 2012
Daily Telegraph (UK)

This biopic of French singer Claude François almost summons the grandeur of a Scorsese personality opera.

Full Review… | June 21, 2012

Dardenne brothers favourite Jérémie Renier is uncannily good as the tightly wound star, as well as a dead ringer for him.

Full Review… | June 21, 2012
Total Film

Aside from some nice dovetailing of form and content, there's not much more than what's up there on the screen.

Full Review… | June 21, 2012
Little White Lies

Audience Reviews for Cloclo

Jeremie Renier has already given his best like he's ever does, I believe. I've never been a real big fan of such kind of "based on true events biopic" however, particularly for those which are so distant from me, like this one, no matter how big name Claude Francois was, in addition to its can't-be-more formulaic story-telling.


The life of one of the biggest French star, Claude Francois who, among a lot of other things, co-wrote and performed the song Comme d'Habitude that was later adapted into one of the most famous song in the world, My Way

Olivier Pasco
Olivier Pasco

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