Petit Ben

  • Petit Ben
Genre : Drama
Type : Telefilm
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Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 1998
Format : Feature
Running time : 95 (in minutes)

Ben, a young North African man living off small heists, just pulled off a big one in Belgium. Now he just has to sell the merchandise and gets to enjoy his imprisoned mentor's beautiful Parisian apartment. But that dream will be short. One of his ex-girlfriends, distraught, goes to him and asks for help but ends up running away after handing him an adorable baby that she claims is her son. Ben tries to get rid of this troublesome baby but also starts being attached to him, and therefore can't manage to get rid of him. His daily life with the baby sweetened him and opened his eyes on another lifestyle. The "small Ben" enabled him to meet Claire, his floor neighbor. An ambiguous friendship starts between the two, and little by little, Ben tries to distance himself from his old lifestyle.

Language : French

With : Samy Naceri (Ben), Philippine Leroy Beaulieu (Claire), Francis Renaud (Franck), Pierre & Nathan Mazollier (Petit Ben) and the participation of Caroline Ducey (Ramona).
Script : Laurent Vachaud, Ismaël Ferroukhi & Catherine Rihoit.
Director of photography: Jeanne Lapoirie

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