|The Price of Fame|
|Directed by||Xavier Beauvois|
|Produced by||Pascal Caucheteux|
|Written by||Xavier Beauvois|
|Music by||Michel Legrand|
|Edited by||Marie-Julie Maille|
|Distributed by||Mars Distribution|
The Price of Fame (French: La Rançon de la gloire) is a 2014 French comedy-drama film written and directed by Xavier Beauvois with an original score by composer Michel Legrand. The film was inspired by the true story about two marginalized immigrants who dug up Charlie Chaplin's coffin for ransom money in the 1970s. Its world premiere was 28 August 2014, directly competing for the Golden Lion at the 71st Venice International Film Festival. It was released on 7 January 2015 in France.
The story, inspired by actual events, takes place in 1977 in the Swiss town of Vevey, on Lake Geneva. Eddy, a 40-year-old thug, has just been released from the prison. In order to stay in his friend Osman's trailer, Eddy will have to take care of Osman's 7-year-old daughter Samira as Osman's wife Noor is hospitalized. It is the Christmas season, but the trio finds it hard to make ends meet and so, a crazy idea strikes Eddy when a news flash announces the death of Charlie Chaplin: they will steal the famous actor's coffin and demand a ransom from the family.
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