In the slums of Paris, a group of students - primarily North African and Southeast Asian immigrants - are staging a class production of the Marivaux play "Le Jeu de l'Amour et du Hasard," ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Osman Elkharraz ...
Krimo
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Lydia
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Frida
Nanou Benhamou ...
Nanou
Hafet Ben-Ahmed ...
Fathi
Aurélie Ganito ...
Magalie
Carole Franck ...
French Professor
Hajar Hamlili ...
Zina
Rachid Hami ...
Rachid
Meriem Serbah ...
Krimo's Mother (as Meryem Serbah)
Hanane Mazouz ...
Hanane
Sylvain Phan ...
Slam
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Policier
Rosalie Symon ...
Policier
Patrick Kodjo Topou ...
Policier
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In the slums of Paris, a group of students - primarily North African and Southeast Asian immigrants - are staging a class production of the Marivaux play "Le Jeu de l'Amour et du Hasard," about the inevitability of class distinctions. Lead actress Lydia (Sara Forestier) takes to the material, encouraging and bullying the other students to take the production seriously. Meanwhile, her friend Krimo (Osman Elkharraz) plays her love interest on stage and harbors real affection as well.

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7 January 2004 (France)  »

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A Esquiva  »

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Opening Weekend:

$3,211 (USA) (2 September 2005)

Gross:

$5,620 (USA) (9 September 2005)
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Teen-ager lives in Suburbia
1 April 2004 | by (Istanbul) – See all my reviews

Although imperfect from a cinematographic point of view, this film is remarkable as it penetrates deep into the lives of suburbia kids in Paris.

All kids are from North Africa. They are boeur, which means arab in their bizarre dialect of french. I really doubt an old french man or woman understand what they are saying without subtitles.

To love someone, to leave someone make deep marks in our souls when we are young.

This sincere and honest film about teenage love should not be missed, if there is any screening available.


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