During the Second World War, a man fabricates a brilliant and glorious life for himself. A destiny as great as the heroes in his childhood books. Albert Dehousse, this quiet man who had nothing, will win everything: honours, power, admiration, love. Just how far will the deception go?

Directed by: Jacques Audiard (France, 1996)
Based on the novel by Jean-François Deniau.
Cast: Mathieu Kassovitz (Albert Dehousse), Anouk Grinberg (Servane), Sandrine Kiberlain (Yvette Caron), Jean-Louis Trintignant (Albert Dehousse older), Albert Dupontel (Jean Dionnet), Nadia Barentin (the general's wife), Philippe Nahon (the general), Bernard Bloch (Ernst)
Genre: comedy
Awards: prize for best screenplay at the Cannes festival 1996; nominated for the Césars 1997 (best director, best supporting actor, best supporting actress, best original screenplay or adaptation, best music, best editing)

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