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Stupid Boy (2004)
"Garçon stupide" (original title)

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This coming-of-age drama deals with a young man, realizing who he really is and which things he will never do. Loic, 18 years old, being annoyed by his work in a chocolate factory, cruises ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierre Chatagny ...
Loïc
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Marie
Rui Pedro Alves ...
Rui
Khaled Khouri ...
(as Khaled Khoury)
Mikele D.
Hervé D.
Joëlle Rübli
Vincent Verselle
Laurent Guido ...
Guy in the Museum
Rachel Noël
Robin Harsch
Marianne Bruchez
Michel Rochat
Marlyse Bonvin
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Storyline

This coming-of-age drama deals with a young man, realizing who he really is and which things he will never do. Loic, 18 years old, being annoyed by his work in a chocolate factory, cruises in the internet by night to have sex with older men. His life is turned upside down by a row of events such as his friendship to a man who is not just interested in his body and the suicide of his best friend... Written by fippi2000

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Comedy | Drama

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Release Date:

13 September 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dummer Junge  »

Box Office

Budget:

CHF 500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,336 (USA) (7 October 2005)

Gross:

$149,651 (USA) (24 March 2006)
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Trivia

In the sequence when Loïc catches the train back to Bulle to head to work at the factory, he scans his ID at the factory. If you slow down the play and advance a frame at a time, you'll see that this is Pierre Chatagny's actual work ID. See more »

Quotes

Loïc: I don't know what I will be but I know what I won't be.
Loïc: I won't be anti-globalisation, nor march with the masses, nor cry "Kill Them", nor be a cop, nor sell out, nor be a hooligan, nor neutral, nor reasonable, nor a militant, nor a collaborator. I won't fuck everyone, nor create a family, sell ass, buy ass, have kids, fear the dark, love the dark, be a Christian, a Jew, a Buddhist, not believe in people, be like everyone, transparent, absent, not look women straight in the eye, fuck men rather...
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Vocalise op. 34
Interprété par le Philadelphia Orchestra, dirigé par Eugène Ormandy
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beautiful film
17 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this film. It has a lyrical quality, and it is essentially a character portrait. Many Americans will tire of the film quickly, because they expect clearer character development and a more coherent plot. But if these qualities ate not essential to you and you like French films, you will find this movie touching and memorable. (I know that this is a Swiss, not French, production, but I think most Americans will view it as stylistically French.) The main character and Chatagny's performance, reminded me greatly of Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character and performance in "Mysterious Skin." (Many Americans will prefer this movie, though the subject matter is darker.) I love both films, both performances. I hope to see more films with Pierre Chatagny.


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