Self Made Hero, A

One evening in November 1944, during the final months of a war he didn't fight, a man decides to become a hero... to invent a wonderful life for himself, more beautiful, more colourful than his own. In an era lending itself to all kinds of confusion, in the hard and strange Paris of winter '44, he masters the art of lying, using omission allusion to build a shadowy character like no other. After having succeeded in introducing himself into Resistance circles, he is called to an important post in the French-occupied zone of Germany. This man, who is actually another and one who had nothing, gains everything: honour, admiration, friendship, power, love... But how long...
France
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1996

Director
Jacques Audiard

Script
Alain Le Henry
Jacques Audiard

Cinematography
Jean Marc Fabre

Editing
Juliette Wefling

Production
Aliceles

Cast
Albert Dupontel
Anouk Grinberg
Bernard Bloch
François Chattot
Jean-Loui Trintigant
Mathieu Kassovitz
Nadia Barentin
Sandrine Kiberlain

Music
Alexandre Desplat

Awards
Best script
Cannes 1996

Festivals
3rd Festival on Wheels
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