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Full Speed (1996)
"À toute vitesse" (original title)

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A brief extract of four kids' lives somewhere in France. Quentin, who won a writers contest and now pays more attention to his career as an author than to his friends, beautiful Julie, his ... See full summary »

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Julie (as Elodie Bouchez)
Stéphane Rideau ...
Jimmy
Pascal Cervo ...
Quentin
Meziane Bardadi ...
Samir
Romain Auger ...
Rick / Le couple de la ruelle
Salim Kechiouche ...
Jamel
Mohammed Dib ...
Karim
Frédéric Fargier ...
Bande á Jimmy
Patrice Thomas ...
Bande á Jimmy
Youcef Ninach ...
Bande á Jimmy
Missoum Laimene ...
Bande á Jimmy
Laurent Diomande ...
Bande á Jimmy
Ryad Benkouider ...
Bande á Jimmy
Paul Morel ...
Le père de Quentin
Bernard Villeneuve ...
Le journaliste
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A brief extract of four kids' lives somewhere in France. Quentin, who won a writers contest and now pays more attention to his career as an author than to his friends, beautiful Julie, his girl-friend, much more mature than she looks, falling in love with Quentin's very best friend Jimmy, who is kind of stuck in his unability of self-expression and grown up under bad social circumstances. And there is the shy boy Samir, exiled from Algeria, who lost his "brother" and only friend some time ago. Samir heavily falls in love with Quentin, but he can't handle it... Written by Frank Wallner <wallnerf@informatik.tu-muenchen.de>

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Written by D. Davoli/L. Mirko/V. Semplici
Performed by Black Box
© 1990 by Gli Gnomi Edizioni Musicali
with permission of EMI Music Publishing France S.A. and Seven Inch Ltd., London (UK)
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some good scenes, an achieved tension between characters
26 April 2002 | by (Bilbao, Spain) – See all my reviews

A sensitive film debut that tackles human relationships between 4 youngsters against the usual backdrop of Racism, Homophobia, Violence and Teenage unrest in modern multicultural France. Although it has and a quite nice photography, it resembles too much to its predecessor "Wild Reeds", a beautiful moving film by director Andre Techine. The four main characters are nearly a grown-up transcription of the ones' in Techine's film; the French countryside, the mixed feelings, the motorbike rides, the young intellectual-director's alter ego, the Algerian question,...nearly everything looks like a rework but in a less subtle and intelligent way. Nevertheless the film is worth to see, certainly if you liked "Wild Reeds", because of its gay sub-text (always exciting in French Cinema), the powerful performance of E.Bouchez and S.Rideau and the sensitive direction of Gael Morel. If you liked this film check "Les Terres froides" (just on French TV), "Presque Rien" and "Krampack", and not forget to watch "The Battle of Algiers" for a harsh realistic account of the events that lead to the independence of Algeria from France.


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