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Bernie

1996 1h 25m Comedy Drama List
Reviews 92% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings
A mentally impaired man (Albert Dupontel) leaves an orphanage to find the parents who left him in a trash bin 30 years earlier. Read More Read Less

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Audience Member One of my favorite movies of the 90's ! Dark humour surronding a true societal message about mental illness and poverty's effect in Paris's less fortunate neighborhoods Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member really nice to have you Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review camille l Bernie est parfois très drôle, avec des séquences franchement très bien troussées et des moments de bravoure impressionnant. Mais Bernie est souvent très permissifs avec les trous d'air d'un scénario qui n'est que l'ombre de ce qu'il devrait être, sans doute dû à un terrible manque de rigueur de la part d'Albert Dupontel, qui laisse certaines séquences s'éterniser sans jamais être importantes ou tout juste intéressantes. C'est très dommage car Dupontel est justement excellent en psychopathe presque attachant, Roland Blanche est hilarant et Nicolas Marié toujours un plaisir à voir jouer. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member "I'm Bernie Christmas and I like hyenas. Because nobody ever talks about them, when hyenas are very important. Being a friend of a hyena is better than being a friend of real friends. Hyenas protect you. Some danger comes up? You go: "I'm with a hyena!" And then, it's like...Actually, my real name isn't Bernie Christmas.Bernie's the name of the person that found me. Christmas is the season in which he did." Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Brilliant film. Dupontel pictures the first movie of a "crazy childish" psychopath(not dark, super smart, perverted or socially awkward). Each sequence is very well thought, the violence comes naturally no questions asked and the main character just flows in a childish way through the story. A lot of gems, a compilation of genuine ideas that have been included with a lot of precision. A must see for sure. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Black humor, thought-triggering sometimes ... a good film which stands out! Worth it! Plus, great performances by the entire cast!!! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A mentally impaired man (Albert Dupontel) leaves an orphanage to find the parents who left him in a trash bin 30 years earlier.
Director
Albert Dupontel
Producer
Jean-Michel Rey, Philippe Liégeois
Screenwriter
Albert Dupontel, Gilles Laurent
Production Co
Kasso Inc. Productions, Le Studio Canal +, Contre Prod, Rézo Films, Ulysse Films
Genre
Comedy, Drama
Original Language
French (France)
Runtime
1h 25m
Sound Mix
Surround