The Price of Fame (film)
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The Price of Fame Film

The Price of Fame
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Directed byXavier Beauvois
Produced byPascal Caucheteux
Étienne Comar
Pauline Gygax
Written byXavier Beauvois
Étienne Comar
StarringBenoît Poelvoorde
Roschdy Zem
Séli Gmach
Chiara Mastroianni
Nadine Labaki
Peter Coyote
Music byMichel Legrand
CinematographyCaroline Champetier
Edited byMarie-Julie Maille
Rita Productions
Why Not Productions
Arches Films
Les Films du Fleuve
France 3 Cinéma
Radio Télévision Suisse
Radio Télévision Belge Francophone
Distributed byMars Distribution
Release date
  • 28 August 2014 (2014-08-28) (Venice)
  • 7 January 2015 (2015-01-07) (France)
Running time
114 minutes
Budget$8.2 million
Box office$372,165[1]

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.[2] Its world premiere was 28 August 2014, directly competing for the Golden Lion at the 71st Venice International Film Festival.[3][4] 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.[5]



  1. ^ "La Rançon de la Gloire (2015)- JPBox-Office". Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "'The Price of Fame' ('La Rancon de la gloire'): Venice Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ "International competition of feature films". Venice. Archived from the original on 26 July 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ "Venice Film Festival Lineup Announced". Deadline. Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ "La Rançon de la Gloire". Premiere. Retrieved 2015.

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