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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 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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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:

$3,211, 4 September 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,620, 11 September 2005
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Teen-ager lives in Suburbia
1 April 2004 | by okursSee all my reviews

Although imperfect from a cinematographic point of view, this film is remarkable as it penetrates deep into the lives of suburbia kids in Paris.

All kids are from North Africa. They are boeur, which means arab in their bizarre dialect of french. I really doubt an old french man or woman understand what they are saying without subtitles.

To love someone, to leave someone make deep marks in our souls when we are young.

This sincere and honest film about teenage love should not be missed, if there is any screening available.


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