Louis 19, le roi des ondes (Louis the 19th, King of the Airwaves)

Director: Michel Poulette Year: 1994 Run Time: 95min

In this engaging comedy, Louis Jobin (Drainville), a TV addict, wins a contest to become the subject of a “reality” television series. As the winner, Louis will be followed everywhere by a camera crew, non-stop for three months. A lonely and goofy guy, Louis is initially thrilled and expects his life to change for the better. But when a huge audience responds to the show and media frenzy starts building around him, Louis discovers that it’s not easy being a celebrity. This film was remade by Ron Howard as EDtv.

“Particularly astonishing…its commentary was both funny and telling.” — Matthew Hays, Montage


Michel Poulette


Sylvie Bouchard, Émile Gaudreault, Michel Michaud, Michel Poulette


Jacques Dorfmann, Richard Sadler


Martin Drainville, Agathe Lafontaine, Dominique Michel, Yves Jacques, Patricia Tulasne


Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi/Fantasy


French, Dubbed in English


EN Subtitles

Closed Captioning:

Dubbed in English


Louis 19, le roi des ondes is filmed and set in Quebec. Michel Poulette is from Quebec.

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G Québec
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