Louis 19, King of the Airwaves

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Louis 19, le roi des ondes
Directed by Michel Poulette
Produced by
  • Jacques Dorfmann
  • Pierre Laberge
Written by
  • Sylvie Bouchard
  • Émile Gaudreault
  • Michel Michaud
  • Michel Poulette
Starring
Music by Jean-Marie Benoît
Cinematography Daniel Jobin
Edited by Denis Papillon
Release date
  • 25 March 1994 (1994-03-25)
Running time
95 minutes
Country Canada
Language French

Louis 19, King of the Airwaves (French: Louis 19, le roi des ondes) is a Canadian comedy film, released in 1994.

The film stars Martin Drainville as Louis Jobin, a television fanatic who wins a contest to be on TV. Unbeknownst to him, however, his prize is to become a reality show: he is followed around by a cameraman 24 hours a day for three months, and when his life doesn't make for compelling viewing, the show's producers decide to manipulate his life to make the show more exciting.

The film was directed by Michel Poulette, and written by Poulette, Sylvie Bouchard, Michel Michaud and Émile Gaudreault.

Cast[edit]

Voice cast[edit]

English[edit]

Role Actor original (Quebec) Actor of voice (Canada)
Louis Jobin Martin Drainville
Sam Ying Zenhu Han
The reporter Chantal Fontaine
Remi Gilbert Lachance
Roger Jean L'Italien
Aline Jobin Dominique Michel
Michel Gobeil Yves Jacques
Charlotte Dubreuil Patricia Tulasne
Marie-Laurence Despins Marcela Seguel

Awards[edit]

The film won the Claude Jutra Award for the best feature film by a first-time Canadian film director, and the Golden Reel Award for the year's top-grossing film, in 1994. It was also a nominee for Best Motion Picture, but lost to Exotica.

Remake[edit]

The American film EDtv was an adaptation of Louis 19.

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