But he said he knew that if we could come and shoot in L.A. with an American crew, it would work.
"We did this movie as a tribute to Hollywood, a tribute to cinema and especially to American cinema," he said. "We never expected that in return we would get so much care and love — and of course these awards that mean so much to us."
To him, especially.
The producer noted that his father Claude Berri won an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA award, so the honor is especially sweet.
"Talking about Harvey takes a lot of time," Langmann said. "I must say that I think he's the only distributor, even with this very special movie, able to take it to where it is today."
He said that he spied on Weinstein when he watched a screening of the film.
"I was supposed to leave him alone in the screening room and I stayed, just to check that the beginning was going OK, but I heard him laugh and laugh, so I stayed the whole screening."