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Holland's directorial follow-up to "Europa, Europa" is based on a 1984 French newspaper story and evokes "The Return of Martin Guerre" and its update, "Sommersby." Beloved nine-year-old boy disappears from his home in a small French town and his dysfunctional family falls apart. Mom obsesses and falls into trances, dad escapes to North Africa, and sister Nadine develops telekinetic powers in order to cope. Six years later a detective brings an amnesiac teenager, who has been working as a hustler in Paris, to the boy's family. Is it the missing Olivier? Spooky, provocative, and emotionally resonate. In French with English subtitles.

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Available on Running time 110 minutes. Originally from French.

Cast and Crew

Family Reunions, True Stories, Not-So-True Identity, Adapted from an Article, Rape
Agnieszka Holland
Francois Cluzet, Brigitte Rouan, Gregoire Colin, Marina Golovine, Jean-Francois Stevenin, Emmanuel Morozof, Faye Gatteau, Frederic Quiring
Agnieszka Holland
Marie-Laure Reyre, Sony Pictures Classics


L.A. Film Critics 1993: Score.

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Olivier, Olivier
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Olivier, Olivier released in 1992, with a run time of 110 minutes. The movie is in French, with English subtitles. Olivier, Olivier is about a nine year old boy who goes missing from his family. This was very traumatic for his family. Soon, the family starts to fall apart because of the incident. Six years later, they find a teenager who they believe is Olivier. Is it really Olivier or is there a twist you’d never expect? Olivier, Olivier won two awards and had one nomination.