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Garçon stupide (2004)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 13 September 2005 (USA)
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 | Romance

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Release Date:

13 September 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Garçon stupide  »

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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1.66 : 1
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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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Connections

References The Birds (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphonie no.1 en D mineur, op. 13
Interprété par le Philadelphia Orchestra, dirigé par Eugène Ormandy
Avec l'aimable autorisation de Sony Music Entertainment AG
© 1991 Sony Classical
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Sensitive Look Inside a Soul
7 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film took me into another country and into another world. It is a sensitive exploration of a young man trying to get his needs met the only ways he knows how. Luic, the young protagonist, is sorely lacking in his ability to cultivate the potential for relationships that appear in his life. The longing and hunger for emotional connection is powerfully expressed throughout the film. I wanted the young man to reach out to the other characters in the film, and the frustration I felt echoed that of Luic's. Obviously, he did not develop meaningful relationships in his childhood. And this has placed him inside a glass fortress of his own design. The filmmaker captures the human suffering associated with the conflict between our needful souls and our quest to live a life that speaks to those needs. I look forward to more films from this young director.


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