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A poor orphan grows up to be the toast of Paris when his quirky fashion designs become the rage. Filled with earthy, slapstick humor, this comedy chronicles his ride down the road of success. Fausto Barbarico (Ken Higelin) lost his folks during a biking accident and so was sent to a Paris orphanage. There he becomes best friends with Raymond (Francois Hauteserre), who, much to Fausto's delight, is a bad influence. Once he is of age, Fausto is sent to become the apprentice of Mietek (Jean Yanne), a kindly Jewish tailor who quickly becomes Fausto's mentor. Fausto has talent as a tailor and begins designing creative and kooky clothing as a way of promoting Mietek's shop. Romance comes for Fausto after he is asked to design a dress for the butcher's beautiful daughter. Trouble also arrives after Raymond suffers a terrible accident and is seriously injured while wearing one of Fausto's more outlandish designs. Originally released as Fausto, this film is known as Jean Yanne in the U.S. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

  • Release date:December 31, 1993


Ken Higelin
as Fausto Barbarico
Jean Yanne
as Mietek Breslauer
Florence Darel
as Tonie
Francois Hauteserre
as Raymond
Maurice Bénichou
as Lucien
Bruce Myers
as Roger
Marianne Groves
as Myriam


Remy Duchemin
Remy Duchemin
Richard Morgieve
Book Author
Yves Lafaye
Denis Barbier
Composer (Music Score)
Maryline Monthieux
Annie Périer
Costume Designer
Jerome Navarro
First Assistant Director

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