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Laurent Tirard




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Status: Completed

Director(s): Laurent Tirard

Main cast: Maxime Godart, Valérie Lemercier, Kad Merad

Short synopsis : For mischievous schoolboy Nicholas, life is perfect - until he decides that his mother’s expecting another baby. Crazy misadventures and hilarious escapades ensue for the adorable little rascal, his unruly gang of chums and his long-suffering parents.

Long synopsis : Nicholas leads a peaceful existence. He has parents who love him, a gang of terrific friends to play with, and no desire for anything to change. But one day, Nicholas overhears a conversation between his parents which leads him to believe that his mother is expecting a child. He panics and imagines the worst: a little brother! Nicholas’ parents will no longer have time for him. Maybe they'll even abandon him in the forest like Little Tom Thumb. To escape this disastrous fate, Nicholas embarks on a full-scale campaign to make himself indispensable to his parents. But by trying too hard, he only piles up blunder after blunder and provokes their anger. Desperate, he decides to change tactics. After all, it's not up to him to leave. He was there first. It's the baby who should disappear. Nicholas and his pals come up with all kinds of plans - plans that lead them into increasingly zany misadventures. Unaware of the risks they are taking, the kids wreak havoc throughout the entire town. But just when they think they've found the solution, Nicholas sees a friend whose mother has just had a baby and who describes all the positive aspects of being a big brother. It doesn't sound too bad at all to Nicholas. Transformed, he runs home and tells his parents he's delighted to have a little brother. When they explain that there's been a misunderstanding, he starts to cry and reproaches them for never wanting to make him happy. But one last surprise awaits our hero…


  • Maxime Godart, Valérie Lemercier, Kad Merad, Sandrine Kiberlain, François-Xavier Demaison, Michel Duchaussoy


  • Producer(s): Olivier Delbosc , Marc Missonnier
  • Director(s): Laurent Tirard
  • Screenplay: Laurent Tirard, Grégoire Vigneron, Alain Chabat, René Goscinny
  • DP: Denis Rouden
  • Editing: Valérie Deseine
  • Original Music: Klaus Badelt
  • Set Design: Françoise Dupertuis
  • Original Title: LE PETIT NICOLAS
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Family

  • Production company: FIDELITE FILMS
  • Production date: 2009
  • Language: French
  • Duration: 91 min
  • Toronto International Film Festival 2009
  • César Awards 2010 - Nominated
    Award(s) : Best Adapted Screenplay
  • European Film Awards 2010 - Nominated
    Award(s) : Best Film
  • San Sebastian Film Festival 2009
  • Dubai International Film Festival 2009
  • Rome International Film Festival 2009