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L'histoire du garçon qui voulait qu'on l'embrasse (1994)

Raoul is a 20 years old student in Paris. Girls are not interested in him, though he is good-looking. He wonders why. Raoul does not look for a great passion, he only wants to be kissed. We... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julien Collet Julien Collet ... Raoul
Marion Cotillard ... Mathilde
Hélène Médigue ... Isabelle
Marie Pailhes Marie Pailhes ... Virginie
Sébastien Tavel Sébastien Tavel ... Jean-Denis
Jean Lescot Jean Lescot ... Raoul's father
Marie-Claude Mestral Marie-Claude Mestral ... Raoul's mother
Marie-Christine Laurent Marie-Christine Laurent ... Cathy
Philippe Morier-Genoud Philippe Morier-Genoud ... Mr. Clarke
Frédérique Lopez Frédérique Lopez ... Girl from Lyons
Jean-Pierre Morel Jean-Pierre Morel ... Man with red jacket
Marcelle Barreau Marcelle Barreau ... Report Hite's woman
Aurore Candier Aurore Candier ... Report Hite's woman
Mireille Franchino Mireille Franchino ... Report Hite's woman
Fabienne Leone Fabienne Leone ... Report Hite's woman
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Raoul is a 20 years old student in Paris. Girls are not interested in him, though he is good-looking. He wonders why. Raoul does not look for a great passion, he only wants to be kissed. We will follow his love tribulations. Written by Yepok

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 March 1994 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Story of a Boy Who Wanted to Be Kissed See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Stereo

Color:

Color
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Melancholic beauty
19 February 2004 | by JaccaleautSee all my reviews

Well, the movie title says it all. It's about a rather introvert boy named Raoul who is looking for a woman to love. He tries to find her on parties, or in everyday situations, or by calling girls he met long ago, just to mention a few attempts. His success varies, but is generally limited.

The story starts at no particular point in the life of Raoul, and it might continue like this beyond the end of the movie. Somehow watching this movie is like watching the flow of a river: There is no climax and no anticlimax, and no exciting events - a pleasant difference from common sad love stories. However, since many people are used to such kind of movie I suppose that they will find this story very boring. To these people, the movie is not recommended.

The actors are convincing, and Julien Collet is just brilliant. He might be just the boy next door who is trying hard to find a girlfriend. The director did a good job as well; there are no technical or stylistic flaws. Overall, it's really a sound melancholic, romantic drama.


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