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A random montage of disturbing images tell a story about one summer in the lives of two teenagers who somehow find love within each other, Orso and Marie. After they realize this, they run ... See full summary »
Beautiful and young, Stella is a popular go-go dancer living alone with her mother by the French Riviera. Their lives unravel when a middle-age man becomes obsessed with Stella. (French with English subtitles).
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In a poor Arab neighborhood, the nineteen years old Chimo lives alone with his mother and is a talented natural writer. His school teacher offers him the chance to study in Paris, inclusive with a letter of recommendation, but his mother can not afford and Chimo stays. His three best friends are completely losers and scoundrels. When the shy Chimo meets the gorgeous and sexy new-arrival in the ghetto Lila, who lives with a deranged aunt, his gross friend Mouloud falls for her. However, Chimo becomes close to Lila, who seduces him with her sexual games, telling him about her perverted sexual experience. The inexperienced Chimo falls in love for her, but he does not know how to declare his love for the girl. When Mouloud sneaks and listens to a private conversation between Lila and Chimo, he concludes that the girl is a whore, with tragic consequences. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
A young woman moves into an Arab community in France and is drawn to a young man who dreams of becoming a writer. What does Lila say? Lila talks a lot, but she doesn't really say anything. Just about all she does is talk dirty to the Arab boy. She practically begs him to have at her, but he's too timid to make a move. It is not clear why the slutty, blonde-haired Lila has moved into the neighborhood when she's not Arabic. Her behavior is also unexplained. Why does she invite a stranger to peak under her dress? And what type of twisted relationship does she have with the aunt with whom she lives? There are no clues given because the filmmakers are clueless.
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