My Way (2012)


My Way (2012)
Cloclo (original title)

A biopic of French pop star Claude Francois, most famous for co-writing the song 'My Way'. Tracing his life from childhood in Egypt through success in France to his untimely death in Paris in 1978.
IMDb  6.9 /10
Release Date2012-03-14
Runtime2h 28mins
GenreBiography, Drama, Music
Content Rating
Awards3 wins & 7 nominations.
CompanyLGM Productions, Flèche Productions, 24C Prod
CountryFrance, Belgium
LanguageFrench, Italian, English, Arabic
Claude François
Paul Lederman
Chouffa François
Josette François
Isabelle Forêt
Janet Woollacot
Aimé François
Jean-Jacques Tilche
Kathalyn Jones
Ticky Holgado
Christian Morise
Frank Sinatra
Sylvie Mathurin

My Way (2012 film)

My Way, released in France as Cloclo, is a 2012 French biographical drama film about the life of French singer, songwriter and entertainer Claude François. It is co-written and directed by Florent Emilio Siri, and stars Jérémie Renier as François.

Cloclo refers to François' nickname, while the international name was chosen due to the eponymous song popularized by Frank Sinatra, but originally co-written, co-composed and performed as "Comme d'habitude" by François. The film follows the life of the singer from his childhood in Egypt in the 1940s to his accidental death in 1978.


  • Jérémie Renier as Claude François
  • Benoît Magimel as Paul Lederman
  • Monica Scattini as Lucia "Souffa" François
  • Sabrina Seyvecou as Josette "Jojo" François
  • Ana Girardot as Isabelle Forêt
  • Joséphine Japy as France Gall
  • Maud Jurez as Janet Woollacot
  • Marc Barbé as Aimé François
  • Eric Savin as Jean-Jacques Tilche
  • Émilie Caen as Geneviève Leroy
  • Sophie Meister as Kathalyn Jones
  • Janicke Askevold as Sofia
  • Pascal Aubert as Eddy Marnay
  • Robert Knepper as Frank Sinatra
  • Alison Wheeler as Sylvie Mathurin


The film received positive reviews from film critics, who praised Renier's performance and Siri's direction. It holds an 83% rating on the film critics aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes based on 6 reviews.


OrganizationAward categoryRecipients and nomineesResult
Cabourg Film FestivalCiné SwanFlorent Emilio SiriNominated
Swan d'or du meilleur acteur (Best Actor)Jérémie RenierWon
César AwardsBest ActorNominated
Best Supporting ActorBenoît MagimelNominated
Best Costume DesignMimi LempickaNominated
Best Art DirectionPhilippe ChiffreNominated
Best SoundAntoine Deflandre, Germaine Boulay and Eric TisserandWon
Magritte AwardsBest ActorJérémie RenierNominated
COLCOAFilm d'ouverture (opening film)Florent Emilio SiriNominated
Prix spécial de la critic (Special Critics' Price)Nominated
Mention spéciale du public (Special Public's Mention)Nominated
Mention spécial (Special Mention)Nominated
Rendez-Vous with French Cinema à RomeNouveautés (New)Nominated
Hamburg Film FestivalArt Cinema AwardNominated