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Games of Love and Chance (2003)

L'esquive (original title)
Krimo a 15 years old shy boy falls in love for Lídia who is his classmate.To be able to assume his love for her he decides to take a part in the play that was to be one of his friends.

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Abdellatif Kechiche (scenario), Ghalia Lacroix (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Osman Elkharraz Osman Elkharraz ... Krimo
Sara Forestier ... Lydia
Sabrina Ouazani ... Frida
Nanou Benhamou Nanou Benhamou ... Nanou
Hafet Ben-Ahmed Hafet Ben-Ahmed ... Fathi
Aurélie Ganito Aurélie Ganito ... Magalie
Carole Franck ... French Professor
Hajar Hamlili Hajar Hamlili ... Zina
Rachid Hami Rachid Hami ... Rachid
Meriem Serbah Meriem Serbah ... Krimo's Mother (as Meryem Serbah)
Hanane Mazouz Hanane Mazouz ... Hanane
Sylvain Phan Sylvain Phan ... Slam
Olivier Loustau ... Policier
Rosalie Symon Rosalie Symon ... Policier
Patrick Kodjo Topou Patrick Kodjo Topou ... Policier
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Storyline

In the slums of Paris, a group of students - primarily North African and Southeast Asian immigrants - are staging a class production of the Marivaux play "Le Jeu de l'Amour et du Hasard," about the inevitability of class distinctions. Lead actress Lydia (Sara Forestier) takes to the material, encouraging and bullying the other students to take the production seriously. Meanwhile, her friend Krimo (Osman Elkharraz) plays her love interest on stage and harbors real affection as well.

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

7 January 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Esquiva See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,529, 4 September 2005

Gross USA:

$8,085

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,747,263
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Don't listen to that other guy he sounds like he hates life
21 April 2005 | by kstolfiSee all my reviews

I'm going to keep it short.

To be honest I didn't want to see this film, however I had to go so a movie at a film festival for my international cinema class. When I left it was one of those experiences where you want to truly thank a teacher for making you do something. Altogether this was a great movie, yes it was long, however the director captured the real emotions and nuances of teens in love so amazingly you feel like he stole the performances from the young actors. Not to mention this movie gives a great view of the hardships for minorities in the south of France, by not directly addressing them.

Check this movie out, no matter what you won't be mad that you saw it.


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