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Director:
Writers:
Marc Syrigas (writer)
Riad Sattouf (writer)
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Release Date:
10 June 2009 (France) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A coming-of-age tale about an adolescent boy and his efforts to fit in amongst a varied cast of characters. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
3 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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A sincere and naturalistic look at junior high first romance See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Vincent Lacoste ... Hervé
Anthony Sonigo ... Camel
Alice Trémolière ... Aurore
Julie Scheibling ... Laura
Robin Nizan-Duverger ... Benjamin
Baptiste Huet ... Loïc
Simon Barbery ... Mohamed
Meryl Andreys ... Camille

Noémie Lvovsky ... La mère d'Hervé

Valeria Golino ... La fille de la vidéo

Irène Jacob ... La mère d'Aurore

Emmanuelle Devos ... La directrice

Marjane Satrapi ... La vendeuse du magasin de musique
Christophe Vandevelde ... Le père d'Hervé
Yanig Samot ... Le beau-père d'Hervé (as Yannig Samot)
François Guerrar ... Le père de Camel (as Hassan Guerrar)
Frédéric Neidhardt ... Le prof de SVT

Nicolas Maury ... Le prof de français
Nicolas Wanczycki ... Le prof de maths
Mirabelle Kirkland ... La prof d'anglais
Solenn Jarniou ... La prof de sport
Emmanuel Malepart ... Le prof de musique
Jean-Pierre Haigneré ... Le prof de technologie
Irwan Bordji ... Anas
Loreleï Chenet ... Mégane
Sihem Namani ... Sadia
Salomé Durchon ... Nolwenn
Noémie Billy ... Océane
Emma Grégory ... Emma
Thania Perez ... Jenifer
Lise Bordenave ... Sabrina
Louis Bankowsky ... Goulven
Nicolas Bouissy ... Koulmen
Pablo Eskenazi ... Pablo
Victorien Rolland ... Wulfran
Yanis Aït-Ali ... Mahmoud
Maya De Rio Campo ... Leslie
Florence Dottel ... Françoise
Roch Amédet Banzouzi ... M. Jeanquatte
Mireille Franchino ... La femme du magasin de musique

Léopold Simalty ... Le prof de SVT 2
Riad Sattouf ... L'acteur vidéo
Bernard Chanteux ... Le petit vieux bus
Louison Pochat ... La voisine sexy
Nina Cruveiller ... Cousine Aurore 1
Charlotte Lebreton ... Cousine Aurore 2
Diane Girard ... Cousine Aurore 3
Cécile Galopin ... Rouleuse de pelles
Marion Marchand ... Constance
Jeannick Gravelines ... Serveur 1
Marc Syrigas ... Serveur café Stade Rennais

Directed by
Riad Sattouf 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Riad Sattouf  writer
Marc Syrigas  writer

Produced by
Anne-Dominique Toussaint .... producer
 
Original Music by
Flairs 
Riad Sattouf 
 
Cinematography by
Dominique Colin 
 
Film Editing by
Virginie Bruant 
 
Casting by
Stéphane Batut 
 
Production Design by
Marie Cheminal 
 
Costume Design by
Mimi Lempicka 
 
Makeup Department
Olivier Afonso .... special makeup effects artist
Charlotte Arguillère .... key hair stylist
Avril Carpentier .... makeup artist
Nicolas Herlin .... special makeup effects artist
Laetitia Hillion .... special makeup effects artist
Marilyne Scarselli .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Jean-Jacques Albert .... production manager
Matthieu Bled .... post-production manager
David Le Gall .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Elsa Amiel .... first assistant director
Franklin Ohanessian .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Maxime Girault .... second assistant production designer
Cécile Hurlé .... set dresser
Chloé Leguay .... graphics
Cyril Péré .... property master
Valérie Rozanes .... first assistant production designer
 
Sound Department
Laurent Benaïm .... sound mixer
Francis Bernard .... second assistant
Guadalupe Cassius .... dialogue editor
Emmanuel Croset .... sound re-recording mixer
Hervé Guyader .... chief sound editor
Stéphane Le Dall .... boom operator
Alain Lévy .... post-synchronisation
Vincent Milner .... foley artist
Hubert Teissedre .... foley recording engineer
Hubert Teissedre .... post sync recording engineer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Olivier Berquet .... gaffer
Franck-Norman Bihi .... electrician
Bertrand Etienne .... assistant camera
Galatae Politis .... first assistant camera
Marie Queney .... second assistant camera
Jean-Mary Vodoz .... best boy grip
Philippe Wegiel .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Christophe Daci .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Stéphanie Boissard .... wardrobe
Mélanie Gautier .... costume supervisor
Laetitia Harvey .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Elisa Aboulker .... assistant editor
Chrystèle Barbarat .... digital intermediate producer
Céline Cloarec .... assistant editor
Florian Du Pasquier .... digital intermediate coordinator
Le Guen Jean-Baptiste .... digital film supervisor
Alexandra Pocquet .... colorist
Sarah Ternat .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Thomas Jamois .... soundtrack coordinator
 
Other crew
Christine Raffa-Catonné .... script supervisor
Pierre Tafani .... location manager
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Les beaux gosses" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
90 min
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Certification:
Australia:MA | France:U | Germany:12 | Italy:VM14 | Portugal:M/12 | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud)
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20 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
A sincere and naturalistic look at junior high first romance, 20 June 2009
Author: doomgen_29 from France

First off, let me point out that this movie is by no means a french halfassed version of "super bad" (which I do love)or "American Pie", not that this movie is better (well actually it is way better than "American pie"!), it's just different, it's almost documentary style, but not as much as "The class", by the end of the movie, which is quite wonderful, because it miraculously mixes the bleakness of men's condition and the natural optimism and resilience of a young man who knows he has his life in front of him, you care for the characters, you hurt with them, way more than in American movie I've seen recently about similar subjects. I think the reason why is the sincerity of the director, who tackles every subjects, such as every day racism, misogyny, masturbation, the relationship between a adolescent and their parents, with a candour that would be deemed unacceptable by American audiences, anyway I guess. So this movie is extremely funny, the hero even has a Micheal Cera quality to him, but with less mannerisms, and it's impossible not to identify with the two main characters. So in conclusion,it is both a funny, beautiful and deeply nostalgic film about the transformation of a child into a man, if you will. Try not to miss it, but unless you live in France...well, wait for the DVD then !

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