Bernie (1996 film)

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Bernie
Directed by Albert Dupontel
Written by Albert Dupontel
Gilles Laurent
Starring Albert Dupontel
Roland Blanche
Hélène Vincent
Claude Perron
Release date(s)
  • 27 November 1996 (1996-11-27) (France)
Running time 87 minutes
Country France
Language French

Bernie is a 1996 movie from French director and actor Albert Dupontel.[1]

Plot[edit]

It tells the story of Bernie Noël, a 29-year old man who's been raised all his life in an orphanage in Paris' suburbs. He was found in a garbage can when he was only a few months old. His first name comes from the man who found him there (Bernie, the building's janitor) and his last name comes from the time of year when he was found (Noël, "Christmas" in French).

At age 29, Bernie decides to leave the orphanage to explore a world that he knows only through television and what his friends have told him. On his own, roaming a Paris-by-night hostile environment, he goes through several madly epic adventures searching for his parents, before eventually finding them and "saving" them from an imaginary government conspiracy.

This neurotic and maladjusted young man will bring mischief and mayhem in his trail, which will lead him and his loved ones to a dramatic conclusion...

Film info[edit]

  • Directed by : Albert Dupontel
  • Story : Albert Dupontel and Gilles Laurent
  • Dialogues : Albert Dupontel
  • Production : Canal+, Contre Prod, Kasso Inc. Productions, Rézo Films, Ulysse Films
  • Category: Comedy (?)
  • Running time: 87 min
  • Country: France
  • Sound: Dolby Digital
  • Language: French
  • Release :
  • November 27, 1996 (France)
  • January 8, 1997 ( Belgium)
  • Rated: PG13

Cast[edit]

Reception & critics[edit]

The film has been awarded the "Best First Cinematographic Work" at the French "César" event.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bernie". unifrance.org. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 

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