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Foreign Student (1994)

 -  Drama  -  29 July 1994 (USA)
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A French football playing exchange student falls in love.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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April
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Philippe Leclerc
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Cal Cate
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Elizabeth 'Sue Ann' Baldridge
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Zachary 'Zach' Gilmore
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Rex Jennings
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Howlin' Wolf (as Charles Dutton)
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Anthony Herrera ...
Coach Mallard
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Mr. Baldridge
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Mrs. Baldridge
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Harrison
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Jon Hendricks ...
April's Father
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Paris, 1955. Philippe Leclerc is overjoyed: he has just been granted the fellowship he applied for and he will be able to study for a year at the prestigious Asheland-Stuart University of Virginia. Once on the spot, he discovers how different the South of the USA is from his native France and the period of adjustment is no bed of roses, notably when he mistakes American football for soccer while playing a game and becomes the laughing stock of the college. Philip nonetheless gains the friendship of the captain of the team and gradually adapts to his new environment, discovering American literature through the lectures of a fascinating professor, rock and roll and jazz, among other things. A Southern belle, Sue Ann, falls for his French charm but, unfortunately for her, her love is unrequited and she breaks down nervously as a result. As for Philippe he falls madly in love with April, a beautiful Black domestic worker... Written by Guy Bellinger

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29 July 1994 (USA)  »

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Bittersüße Küsse  »

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$113,727 (USA)
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French student visits South, tries to fit in
30 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A slightly above average film, watchable for the entire time (I saw it a lazy Sunday afternoon). It never got too slow, the plot moved along regularly, with sufficient evolving narrative to evoke interest throughout.

The tale centers on a young man who leaves Paris, France to study as a freshman in college in rural Virginia. The movie heralds his attempts at acceptance, sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, politically charged with one main issue of the day (race relations).

The four main characters, and several supporters, were well developed. A pre-Tyson Robin Givens (as April) did a fine job, she was smoldering hot. Marco Hofschneider (Philippe) was not at his most emotional, but although some might call his performance wooden, his range of emotion seemed appropriate for me. Heck, it's not as if all actors must seem as if they're hamming it up during an audition for All My Children.

Rick Johnson (Cal) and Charlotte Ross (Sue Ann) more than make up for any perceived lack of emotion by Marco with their satisfying efforts.


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