Mister Bob (2011)


Introduction

Mister Bob is a French TV movie directed by Thomas Vincent.

Outline

This film is based on the true character of Robert Denard (known as Bob Denard) in the 60’s when he fights in Democratic Republic of Congo. As a mercenary, he defends President Mobutu who won his position after a putsch. Despite pressures from the French government who supports Mobutu’s opponent Moïse Tshombé, Denard stays loyal to Mobutu until the very end when he understands Mobutu wants him dead. Denard’s only solution becomes to get rid of Mobutu, however the French government ends up changing side to support Mobutu. Luckily for him Denard manages to be rescued after head injury during combat against Mobutu’s troops…

Cast

  • Clovis Cornillac … Bob Denard.
  • Christophe Vandevelde … Lieutenant Rossi.
  • Dan Herzberg … Lieutenant Fourrier.
  • Olivier Rabourdin … Le commandant du SDECE.
  • François Loriquet … Le conseiller du SDECE.
  • Pascal N’Zonzi … Moïse Tshombé.
  • Richard Lukunku … Lieutenant Oka.
  • Lawrence Joffe … Agent de la CIA chauve.
  • David Dukas … Agent de la CIA à lunettes.
  • Maëva Pasquali … La maîtresse.
  • Leigh Bremridge … L’épouse.
  • Hubert Koundé … Colonel Sango (as Hubert Kundé).
  • Marc Zinga … Général Mobutu.
  • Jacques Gombault … Le sergent ivre.
  • Rosalind Jacobs … La mère supérieure.
  • Mélodie Abad … La religieuse (as Mélodie Abud).
  • Thomas Vincent … Le rescapé.
  • Gina Haller … Marie Elise.
  • Aladin Reibel … Major Schramme.
  • Gaëtan Schmidt … Le docteur.
  • Danny Keogh … Walker Van Dick.
  • Arnold Kapend … L’émissaire de Moïse Tschombé.
  • Zikhona Sodlaka … La femme au revolver.
  • Adam Neill … Jean de Bruxelles (as Adam Neil).
  • Marco Mintaka … Mercenaire (uncredited).
  • Paul Pieterse … French Mercenary #1 (uncredited).

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s):
    • Thomas Vincent.
  • Producer(s):
    • Ariel Askénazi … producer.
    • Genevieve Hofmeyr … co-producer.
    • Bénédicte Lesage … producer.
    • Christine Raspillère … line producer.
    • Marvin Saven … co-producer.
    • Angelika Schouler … associate producer.
  • Writer(s):
    • Michel Sibra.
    • Thomas Vincent.
  • Music:
    • Stuart Staples.
  • Cinematography:
    • Dominique Bouilleret.
  • Editor(s):
    • Mike Fromentin.
  • Production:
    • Mascaret Films (executive production).
    • Yes Productions (executive production).
    • AT-Production (co-production).
    • Moonlighting Films (co-production).
    • Canal+ (co-production).
    • Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (participation).
    • MEDIA Programme of the European Union (help).
  • Distributor(s):
    • Canal+ Distribution (2011) (France) (TV).
    • Canal+ (2011) (Monaco) (TV).
  • Release Date: 09 September 2011 (Festival de la fiction TV de las Rochelle).
  • Running Time: 103 minutes.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Country: France.
  • Language: French & English (subtitles).

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