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by Yann Moix


Bernard Frédéric makes his living as an impersonator of 60s and 70s French pop idol Claude Francois. He opens shopping malls, and entertains at dreary regional events. Business isn't good though, and after an ultimatum from wife Vera, he quits showbiz. Five years on, and Bernard is working a bank, living with Vero and their young son in a cheap but rather unsuitable home. When a TV host announces a live primetime competition for celebrity imitators, featuring a handsome jackpot, Bernard's dormant ambition is provoked. Bernard has a month to get his show, but a rival Cloclo has plans to sabotage his comeback.

international title: Podium
original title: Podium
country: France, Belgium
sales agent: Wild Bunch International
year: 2004
genre: fiction
directed by: Yann Moix
film run: 95'
release date: FR 11/02/2004, BE 11/02/2004, SK 30/09/2004, CZ 16/12/2005, RO 07/01/2005, PT 21/07/2005
screenplay: Yann Moix, Olivier Dazat, Arthur-Emmanuel Pierre
cast: Benoît Poelvoorde, Jean-Paul Rouve, Julie Depardieu
cinematography by: Benoît Delhomme
film editing: Philippe Bourgueil
art director: Arnaud de Moléron
costumes designer: Catherine Bouchard, Aurore Vicente
music: Jean-Claude Petit
producer: Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier, Dominique Janne
production: Fidélité Films, K2 Productions, TF1 Studio Production, M6 Films, Canal + (FR)
distributor: Mars Films Distribution
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