A Self-Made Hero


1h 45m 1996

Brief Synopsis

In Paris, during the tumultuous winter of 1945, an undistinguished provincial lad becomes a virtuous liar, and via omissions, allusions and a great deal of study, reinvents himself as a remarkably respected French Resistance hero. His entry into the corridors of power leads this youth along a suspen

Film Details

Also Known As
Self-Made Hero, Un Heros Tres Discret, Very Discreet Hero, Very Shy Hero, A
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Centre National Du Cinema; France 3 Cinéma; Lumiere Productions; M6 Films; Procirep; SOFICA Cofimage; StudioCanal; Union Generale
Distribution Company
Strand Releasing; Curzon Artificial Eye; New Yorker Films; Strand Releasing; Ugc International; Warner Bros. Pictures International

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Synopsis

In Paris, during the tumultuous winter of 1945, an undistinguished provincial lad becomes a virtuous liar, and via omissions, allusions and a great deal of study, reinvents himself as a remarkably respected French Resistance hero. His entry into the corridors of power leads this youth along a suspensefully delicate path as he attempts to maintain a balancing act between his lies and the truth.

Film Details

Also Known As
Self-Made Hero, Un Heros Tres Discret, Very Discreet Hero, Very Shy Hero, A
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Centre National Du Cinema; France 3 Cinéma; Lumiere Productions; M6 Films; Procirep; SOFICA Cofimage; StudioCanal; Union Generale
Distribution Company
Strand Releasing; Curzon Artificial Eye; New Yorker Films; Strand Releasing; Ugc International; Warner Bros. Pictures International

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Best Screenplay Award at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival.

Released in United States Fall September 12, 1997

Released in United States October 3, 1997

Released in United States on Video May 12, 1998

Released in United States 1996

Released in United States November 1996

Released in United States 1997

Shown at Filmfest DC in Washington, DC April 22 - May 3,

Shown at New York Film Festival September 29 - October 13, 1996.

Shown at Thessaloniki International Film Festival (Spotlight on New French Cinema) November 8-17, 1996.

Shown at Portland International Film Festival February 13 - March 2, 1997.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival January 29 - February 9, 1997.

1998.

Released in United States October 3, 1997 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video May 12, 1998

Released in United States 1996 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival August 30 - September 2, 1996.)

Released in United States November 1996 (Shown at Thessaloniki International Film Festival (Spotlight on New French Cinema) November 8-17, 1996.)

Released in United States Fall September 12, 1997 (NY)

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at Portland International Film Festival February 13 - March 2, 1997.)

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival January 29 - February 9, 1997.)

Released in United States 1996 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 29 - October 13, 1996.)