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Paul and Agnes have been going out for quite a while and Agnes is shocked to learn that he'd rather live with two roommates on campus than move in with her. As soon as he meets one of his ... See full summary »

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Gregori Baquet ...
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Agnès
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Emeline
Arthur Jugnot ...
Chouquet
Salim Kechiouche ...
Eva Darlan ...
Mme Chouquet
Lakshantha Abenayake ...
Le journaliste incarcéré
Yasmine Belmadi ...
Ouvrier flash-back 1
Jacques Collard ...
Un invité
Jo Prestia ...
Le chef de chantier
Jamal Hadir ...
Le frère de Mécir
Gilbert Desveaux ...
Un professeur
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L'entraîneur de water-polo
Adan Jodorowsky ...
L'étudiant start-up (as Adam Jodorowsky)
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Paul and Agnes have been going out for quite a while and Agnes is shocked to learn that he'd rather live with two roommates on campus than move in with her. As soon as he meets one of his roommates, Louis-Anault, Paul's behavior changes - he is attracted to Louis without realizing so himself. Agnes, on the other hand, gets quite jealous and offers a bet: Whoever gets to have Louis-Anault first, wins... If she does, Paul will no longer explore his homosexual desires, if he does - she'll walk away. Meanwhile, Paul meets Mecir, a young Arab worker, who shows him there's more to life than elite colleges... Written by Wolfgang Schmitt

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Grande École - Sex ist eine Welt für sich  »

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Le thème de 'El pueblo unido jamás será vencido'
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Over ambitious, frenetic - but engaging in a very French way

It's seems impossible to not compare this type of French cinema with its American counterpart. As is usually the case, the French is just so much more interesting, faults and all. This may be an over ambitious project, but there is a message in there somewhere, (or rather too many messages). It's a bit frenetic at times, but this may be due to the director's lack of experience.

Director Robert Salis' technique is to hurl as much as possible onto the screen in the hope that something will stick. Many elements of the plot are not really thought through producing some confusing moments. It's also tends to be very wordy, which may work for those fortunate enough to understand the language, but makes for lots of subtitle reading.

However in the final analysis enough actually sticks, making this not an unmemorable film. Much has to do with an excellent performance by one Gregori Baquet who besides coasting on his abundant charisma, shows a wide dramatic range, controlled with intelligence.

A certain French eroticism pervades many of the scenes, but oddly enough, Salis' handling of the sex scenes (both hetero and homo) is less convincing. There is something decidedly mechanical about them.

However, one does get absorbed into the lives of this group of young Frenchmen coming to terms with society, their personal futures, their sexuality and life in general.


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