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4 February 2009 (Belgium) See more »
When Lola's boyfriend is unfaithful to her on his summer holiday, she dumps him and flirts with his best friend as punishment. But as their class prepares to leave on an excursion to London, the relationship hots up. | Add synopsis »
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"La Boum" for the new millennium (kinda) See more (6 total) »


  (in credits order)

Sophie Marceau ... Anne

Christa Théret ... Lola
Jérémy Kapone ... Maël
Marion Chabassol ... Charlotte

Lou Lesage ... Stéphane
Émile Bertherat ... Paul-Henri
Félix Moati ... Arthur
Louis Sommer ... Mehdi
Adèle Choubard ... Provence
Jade-Rose Parker ... Isabelle de Peyrefitte
Warren Guetta ... David Lévy
Alexandre Astier ... Alain

Jocelyn Quivrin ... Lucas
Françoise Fabian ... La mère d'Anne
Christiane Millet ... La mère de Charlotte
Lise Lamétrie ... La CPE
Thaïs Alessandrin ... Louise
Tom Invernizzi ... Théo
Stéphanie Murat ... Cathy
Laurent Bateau ... Romain
Valérie Karsenti ... Laurence

Pierre Niney ... Julien
Jean-Claude Dauphin ... Le ministre
Olivier Cruveiller ... Le père de Maël
Katia Caballero ... La mère de Maël
Vincent Jasinskij ... Léon
Patty Hannock ... Madame Claude - la prof d'anglais
Axel Kiener ... Le prof de maths
Étienne Alsama ... Le chauffeur du ministre (as Etienne Alsamia)
Virginie Lente ... Lili
Esmeralda Kroy ... La mère de Paul-Henri
Vivienne Vernes ... La mère de Lili (as Vivienne Vermes)
Lucille O'Flanagan-Le Cam ... L'Anglaise Lady Di

Lisa Azuelos ... La psychanalyste
Anne Legal ... La vendeuse McDo
François-Xavier Bouvier ... Le prof particulier
Patrice Gilgenkrantz ... Bruce, le prof de gym
Waleed Khalid ... Le père pakistanais
Cherifa Khelfi ... La mère de Mehdi
Catherine Lenne ... La mère de Provence
Nicolas Calaber ... Nicolas
Axel Boute ... Axel
Nicolas Lestang ... L'élève asiatique
Christophe Bourseiller ... M. Gerbère
Joana Preiss ... La mère de Stéphane
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fabien Soudiere ... Magician at party

Directed by
Lisa Azuelos 
Writing credits
Lisa Azuelos (scenario & dialogue) &
Nans Delgado (scenario & dialogue)

Produced by
Christopher Granier-Deferre .... line producer: UK
Eric Hubert .... executive producer
Romain Le Grand .... producer
Original Music by
Jean-Philippe Verdin 
Cinematography by
Nathaniel Aron 
Film Editing by
Stan Collet 
Casting by
Emmanuelle Prévost 
Production Design by
Yvon Fustec 
Set Decoration by
Alexandre Husson 
Makeup Department
Lucie Musci .... additional makeup artist
Lucie Musci .... hair stylist
Production Management
Virginia Anderson .... post-production supervisor
Gwenael Camuzard .... assistant unit manager
Logan Lelièvre .... assistant unit manager
Bruno Marin .... production manager
Bruno Morin .... production manager
Jean-Patrick Nourricier .... extra assistant unit manager
David Thooris .... assistant unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marianne Capian .... second assistant director
Sébastien Deux .... first assistant director
Henry Forsyth .... third assistant director: UK
David Krespine .... third assistant director
Anne Legal .... third assistant director
Art Department
Nicolas Decaux .... supervising rigger
Gilles Graziano .... second assistant decorator
Fred Remuzat .... storyboard artist
Christine Teulier .... property master
Christine Thomas-Collignon .... set dresser
Sound Department
Laure Arto .... assistant re-recording mixer
Mélanie Blouin .... foley editor
Guadalupe Cassius .... assistant dialogue editor
Nicolas Dambroise .... dialogue editor
Nicolas Dambroise .... sound editor
Martin de Torcy .... sound assistant
Marc Doisne .... sound re-recording mixer
Marion Escriva .... boom operator
Alain Féat .... supervising sound editor
Lionel Garbarini .... boom operator
Vincent Goujon .... sound mixer
Florent Lavallée .... adr recordist
Laurent Poirier .... sound engineer
Simon Poupard .... sound mix technician
Special Effects by
Noel Chainbaux .... special effects assistant
Yves Domenjoud .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
David Danesi .... visual effects producer
Amandine Moulinet .... digital effects artist
Amandine Moulinet .... vfx assistant coordinator
Freddy Salazar .... visual effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Luis Armando Arteaga .... additional first assistant camera
Joan Bansillon .... rigging grip
Mathieu Caudroy .... Steadicam operator
Odile Euriat .... third assistant camera
David Koskas .... still photographer
Sébastien Leclercq .... first assistant camera
Alfonso Lopez de la Fuente .... grip
John Morrison .... steadicam operator
Humberto Recio .... balloon light tech
Humberto Recio .... lighting technician
Romain Roguitch .... grip
Felix Touret .... key grip
Maryline Touret .... second assistant camera
Casting Department
Nathalie Garcia .... extras casting
Emmanuelle Manigaud .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mahemiti Deregnaucourt .... assistant costume designer
Jürgen Doering .... costumer (as Jurgen Doering)
Editorial Department
Ornella Del-Vecchio .... digital conformation
Sophia Del-Vecchio .... digital conformation
Aude Humblet .... colorist
Frederic Jupin .... digital conformation
Karine Prido .... assistant editor
Music Department
Christian Chevalier .... music clearance
Rebecca Delannet .... music supervisor
Jeff Genie .... producer: additional song
Astrid Gomez-Montoya .... music supervisor
Maïdi Roth .... composer: additional music
Maïdi Roth .... with Olivier Coursier
Transportation Department
Tim J. Walters .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
John Biondo .... executive vice president of business and legal affairs
Anthony Cauchy .... business affairs manager: M6 Films
Sylvie Coen .... general counsel
Jonah Coombes .... location manager: UK
Sian Habell-Aili .... production coordinator: UK
Joëlle Hersant .... script supervisor
Hannah Lamb .... location assistant
Julie Lupo .... assistant script supervisor
Adam M. Stone .... promotional consultant
Cat Stone .... promotional consultant
Amie Tridgell .... assistant location manager: UK
Maria Uzelac .... production secretary
Josh Yudkin .... location manager: UK

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103 min
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
"La Boum" for the new millennium (kinda), 27 January 2013
Author: lazarillo from Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile

This French movie was recently re-made by director Azuelos as a Hollywood movie starring Miley Cyrus. Now if I were to suffer a heart attack while watching TV on my couch and I knew a Miley Cyrus movie was coming on later, I'd change the channel, even before calling 911, just so I was not literally found dead watching it. THIS French version appealed to me, however, first because I'm long-time fan of Sophie Marceasu. Few Americans probably remember that Marceau, when she herself was a young teen in the 80's, got her start in a movie called "La Boum" (which many of us saw in French class), which was somewhat similar to this. This film is a little more racy in its content (but certainly not very explicit), not because French teen mores have probably changed that much since the 80's, but because this movie focuses on somewhat older teens than "La Boum" did (sixteen-year-olds rather than thirteen-year-olds) and casual teen sex and drug use is taken more as a given. Marceau gets to play the mother of the teen this time, and what apparently HASN'T changed is that the parents of teens in French movies are far more attractive than they probably are in real-life and are way too self-involved in their own sex lives (Marceau's character is torn between her ex-husband and a new affair with dope-smoking narcotics officer) to be very effective parents. There's no doubt SOME truth in that though.

I first saw the actress who plays the daughter, Christa Theret, in a small but very sexy role in the recent art film "Clink of Ice" where she plays the dying protagonist's younger mistress. The actress herself is quite young though and was still a teen herself when she tackled this role. Her various boyfriends, however, all look to be twenty-something male models and dress like members of The Cure circa 1985 while listening to the Rolling Stones circa 1970 (while I'm sure most real-life French teens probably listen to the same Justin Beiberesque crap all teens generally seem to these days). Her main boyfriend, "Mael", has his own problems with an overbearing father who considers his schooling more important than the (actually pretty good)band he plays in.

There are several annoying things in this movie besides the adults being a little too vapid to be sympathetic and some of the teens being to mature-looking to be believable. I don't think even in France teens drug their sympathetic yet dimwitted grandmothers so they can have a party in their house (nor should such a thing probably be encouraged). And the gang all travels to England at one point, and their Brit hosts are all portrayed as unattractive and incredibly stupid--they can't tell they're being insulted in French and they allow one boy-girl couple to spend the night together after they claim to be long-lost cousins. Oh yeah, then there's the strange scene (prominently featured in the trailer) where Marceau and Theret take a bath together (but don't get too excited because they don't actually show anything).

This is no great shakes, but I'm confident it's vastly preferable to the American re-make (not that I'LL ever know. . .). Not worth seeking out perhaps, but worth seeing if it's ever released outside of France.

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