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L'enlèvement de Michel Houellebecq (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $11,546Details
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Michel Houellebecq, possibly the most widely read living French writer, was believed kidnapped on September 16, 2011. But was he really? After a flurry of media reports of his abduction, the story goes cold and Houellebecq, famously reclusive, refuses to set the record straight. Now he goes one step further by starring as himself in a film that purports to tell the tale.


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90% - Fresh
70% - Upright

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 25th, 2015 (Limited) by Kino Lorber, released as The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 92 minutes
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Keywords: Based on an UNTRUE Story, Fictionalized Version of Yourself, Kidnap, Writing and Writers, Book Tour
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: ARTE France, Les Films du Worso, Chic Films, CNC, Le Pacte, Cine Plus
Production Countries: France


Maxime Lefrancois    Max
Mathieu Nicourt    Mathieu
Luc Schwarz    Luc
Francoise Lebrun    Francoise
Veran Mauberret   
Ginette Suchotzky    Ginette
Andre Suchotzky    Dede
Marie Bourjala    Fatima
Karim Achoui   
Francois Samuelson    Francois
Vincent Janerot   
Beatrice Mendy   
Marie Schwarz   
Ian Turiak   
Patrick Chadraillat   

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Guillaume Nicloux
Producer    Sylvie Pialat
Producer    Benoit Quainon
Cinematographer    Christophe Offenstein
Editor    Guy Lecorne
Production Designer    Benedicte Lepere
Production Designer    Olivier Radot
Costume Designer    Anais Romand
Make up    Dorothee Cohen
Assistant Director    Jules Cesar Brechet
Sound Mixer    Oliver Do-Huu
Line Producer    Laziz Belkai

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Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/03/27 79 $6,764   1 $6,764   $6,764 9
2015/04/03 84 $3,632 -46% 1 $3,632   $10,396 16
2015/04/24 121 $135   1 $135   $10,531 37
2015/05/15 104 $334   1 $334   $10,865 58
2015/05/29 100 $258   1 $258   $11,123 72
2015/06/05 96 $245 -5% 1 $245   $11,368 79
2015/06/26 110 $178   1 $178   $11,546 100

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