LE PETIT NICOLAS

One day, Nicolas overhears a conversation between his parents which leads him to believe that his mother is expecting a child.

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Genre: Children

Director: Laurent Tirard

Cast: Maxime Godart, Valerie Lemercier, Kad Merad

Distribution: Wild Bunch

 

Nicholas leads a peaceful existence. He has parents who love him, a gang of terrific friends to play with, and he has 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 will soon be there; he’ll take so much space that his parents will no longer have time for him. They might even abandon him in the forest like Little Tom Thumb.

To escape this disastrous fate, Nicholas embarks on a huge campaign to seduce his parents, trying to make himself indispensable. But by trying too hard, he only accumulates blunders and provokes their anger.

Desperate, he decides to change tactics. After all, it’s not up to him to leave. He was there first. The one that should disappear, is the baby.

Nicholas and his pals come up with all kinds of plans to get rid of the baby. Plans that lead them into increasingly zany misadventures. The children, unconscious of the risks they are taking, wreak havoc throughout the entire town.

But right when they think they’ve found the solution, Nicholas sees a friend who’s just had a little brother and who describes all the positive aspects of being a big brother.

Transformed by this news, Nicholas runs home and tells his parents that he’s delighted to have a little brother. When his parents 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 Nicholas…

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