Little Nicholas

Synopsis: Nicolas has a happy existence, parents who love him, a great group of friends with whom he has great fun, and all he wants is that nothing changes. However, one day, he overhears a conversation that leads him to believe that his life might change forever, his mother is pregnant! He panics and envisions the worst.
Genre: Comedy, Family
Director(s): Laurent Tirard
Production: Wild Bunch
  3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min

Children, get into place.

You in the back...

In the back, stand up straight!

Get ready for the photo.

Children, please calm down!


The row in the back, stop moving.

Stand still!

You two over there...

Our teacher gave us

a funny assignment the other day:

"Tell me what you want to be

"when you grow up."

Nicholas, it can't be that hard.

Yes it can, if you don't know

what you want to be.

The other kids, they all know.

Alceste, for example,

he wants to be a minister.

Alceste is my best friend,

a fat boy who's always eating.

That's ham hock.

That's pork loin.

Those are pork chops.

That's pig's snout.

It doesn't look good, but it is.

The reason he wants

to be a minister

is because

they have lots of banquets.

At our house for Christmas,

we're having Granny, Aunt Dorothy

and Uncle Eugene.

At our place, we're having sausage,

turkey and chestnuts.

Later on, Geoffroy will work

with his father.


One moment, please.

Yes, hello?

Geoffroy lives in a big house

with a big garden.

He even has a kidney-shaped pool.

Geoffroy's dad is very rich

and buys him anything he wants.

What Geoffroy likes best of all

is dressing up.

Since Geoffroy's dad works a lot,

it's Albert, the butler,

who watches him.

That's Clotaire.

He has a terrific bike.

It's a race bike.

Then why's it got a rack?

I told you, it's a race rack.

Clotaire's dream

is to be a champion cyclist.

Louis XVl was taken

to the scaffold.


What did I just say?

Clotaire is bottom of the class.

A scaffold?

What's a scaffold for?

For making buildings?

Go to the corner.

He's always getting punished

or deprived of something.

When he gets his report card,

he's deprived of TV and dessert.

When the principal scolds him,

he says:

Your parents deprive themselves

to give you an education!

Of course, getting report cards

is no fun for anyone.


"Undisciplined. Easily distracted.

"Could do better."

Eudes is the only one

who isn't afraid.

Eudes! "Quarrelsome and aggressive,

"in class and at playtime.

"Fair grades

"in singing."

My father never says a thing.

You know why?

I look him straight in the eye.

Then he signs it and that's that.

What kind of grades are these?

T o bed with no dessert!

I guess he must not have

looked straight enough.

Eudes says he wants to be a bandit.

I want to be a bandit.

Bandit! That's not a profession.

Yes, it is!

If there weren't any bandits,

your father wouldn't have a job

and you'd live in a shack.

Say that again?

You heard me:
a rotten shack.

Rufus wants to be a policeman,

like his father.

But talk about goofing up,

he's the champ.

Hey guys, I'll imitate a monster.

Guess who it is?


-The Mummy!



The bogeyman!

My Aunt Germaine!

No! It's Old Spuds!

Old Spuds is our supervisor.

He's always saying:

Look me in the eye.

And potatoes have eyes too.

I didn't get it at first either.

The older boys explained it to me.

O ld Spuds likes to make us

write sentences.

my supervisors by making

"grotesque imitations

which are totally unrealistic."

Agnan is the only one

that'll never happen to.

Agnan is top of the class

and teacher's pet, but above all

he's a dirty rat.

Teacher! Teacher!

They're talking.

We don't like him much,

but we can't hit him,

he's got glasses.

You can't hit me, I've got glasses.

No one knows what Agnan

wants to be when he grows up.

Teacher! He's copying.

When Dad was my age,

there were plenty of things

he wanted to be.

He says that if he hadn't married Mom,

he would've been

a soccer champion...

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Laurent Tirard

Laurent Tirard (born 18 February 1967) is a French film director and screenwriter. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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