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

 -  Drama | Romance  -  16 January 1998 (USA)
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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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Bright On Time
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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somewhat schematic reflection on sexual orientation, racism, and responsibility
7 June 2001 | by (chicago, usa) – See all my reviews

I took this movie on sexual orientation, racism, and relationships to be a slightly schematic allegory about how French intellectuals have abdicated their responsibility to marginalized people in society--Quentin, the successful young (white)writer takes off for Paris to be lionized by the literary establishment, leaving his working-class, gay, and North African buddies to defend themselves against the local rightwing thugs. He really has little interest in his erstwhile friends except to instrumentalize their pain and anger as material for his new book and for a public display of "concern." A bit slow, but not a waste of time.


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