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Full Speed (1996)

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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
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Quentin
Meziane Bardadi ...
Samir
Romain Auger ...
Rick / Le couple de la ruelle
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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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Know what it's like to be young?

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Le petit ver tout nu
Performed by Élodie Bouchez (as Elodie Bouchez)
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French Confusion
3 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

Interesting primarily in relation to an earlier French film "Wild Reeds" (1994), which was the first film featuring several of the young actors here. Unfortunately it just does not "translate" - the interwoven themes of French political, racial and class tensions, and fallout from the Algerian conflict (which no doubt have great resonance with French youth) will be almost entirely lost on American viewers, who may see the film primarily due to its minor gay sub-text. The motivation behind some key scenes, particularly involving violent conflicts between groups of young guys, is pretty much incomprehensible.


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