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Boy Meets Girl (1984)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 21 November 1984 (France)
Paris by night. Alex, 22, wants to become a filmmaker. He is fascinated by first times and his girlfriend, Florence, has just left him for his best friend, Thomas. First break-up, first ... See full summary »

Director:

Leos Carax

Writer:

Leos Carax
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1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Denis Lavant ... Alex
Mireille Perrier Mireille Perrier ... Mireille
Carroll Brooks Carroll Brooks ... Helen
Maïté Nahyr Maïté Nahyr ... Maite
Elie Poicard Elie Poicard
Christian Cloarec Christian Cloarec ... Thomas
Lorraine Berger Lorraine Berger ... Pimpernelle
Marc Desclozeaux Marc Desclozeaux ... Henri Bestouches
Anna Baldaccini Anna Baldaccini ... Florence
Evelyne Schmitt Evelyne Schmitt ... L'étudiante
Jean Duflot Jean Duflot ... Bouriana
P'tit Louis P'tit Louis ... Sacha
Dominique Reymond Dominique Reymond ... La voisine
Georges Castorp Georges Castorp ... Le voisin
Anne Dieumegard Anne Dieumegard ... L'amoureuse
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Storyline

Paris by night. Alex, 22, wants to become a filmmaker. He is fascinated by first times and his girlfriend, Florence, has just left him for his best friend, Thomas. First break-up, first attempted murder: Alex tries to strangle Thomas, but gives up and wanders the streets. That evening, Mireille, a girl from provincial France who has come up to Paris to make commercials, is left by her boyfriend. Alex witnesses this separation. These two tormented souls run into each other at a party....

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Drama | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

First film directed by Leos Carax. See more »

Quotes

Alex: I'm going to wind up a loser. Yet I stood a chance. I wanted to be someone outstanding: flyer, traveler, musician... Can't I be reborn?
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Connections

Referenced in Sorry Angel (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

When I Live My Dream
Written by David Bowie
Performed by David Bowie
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Strong first feature from a great filmmaker
2 November 1999 | by che-29See all my reviews

'Boy Meets Girl ' was Leos Carax's first movie, and is remarkably mature for a first film!! Leos went on to tell a similar story in his next films. One of the great things about this film is that it reminds me of the glory days of the French New Wave, because it's fresh and has a new way of telling us something we may have heard before.The best thing is that the film has several great visual sequences that prove Carax has the ability to express things visually that alot of directors could only accomplish by using words. It's hard to track this one down, but if you get a chance make sure you see it. Then see the rest of Leos Carax's movies, one of the most visionary directors at work in the contemporary film scene.


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Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

21 November 1984 (France) See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$12,589

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,589
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Company Credits

Production Co:

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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