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Garçon stupide (2004)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 13 September 2005 (USA)
This coming-of-age drama deals with a young man, realizing who he really is and which things he will never do. Loic, 18 years old, being annoyed by his work in a chocolate factory, cruises ... See full summary »

Director:

Lionel Baier
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierre Chatagny Pierre Chatagny ... Loïc
Natacha Koutchoumov ... Marie
Rui Alves Rui Alves ... Rui (as Rui Pedro Alves)
Khaled Khouri Khaled Khouri ... (as Khaled Khoury)
Mikele D. Mikele D.
Hervé D. Hervé D.
Joëlle Rübli Joëlle Rübli
Vincent Verselle Vincent Verselle
Laurent Guido Laurent Guido ... Guy in the Museum
Rachel Noël Rachel Noël
Robin Harsch Robin Harsch
Marianne Bruchez Marianne Bruchez
Michel Rochat Michel Rochat
Marlyse Bonvin Marlyse Bonvin
Ursula Meier
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Storyline

This coming-of-age drama deals with a young man, realizing who he really is and which things he will never do. Loic, 18 years old, being annoyed by his work in a chocolate factory, cruises in the internet by night to have sex with older men. His life is turned upside down by a row of events such as his friendship to a man who is not just interested in his body and the suicide of his best friend... Written by fippi2000

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Switzerland | France

Language:

French | Portuguese

Release Date:

13 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Garçon stupide See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CHF 500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,336, 7 October 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$149,651, 26 March 2006
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Pierre Chatagny was originally looking for a position on the film's crew, when director Lionel Baier asked him to read for the part of Loïc. See more »

Quotes

Loïc: I don't know what I will be but I know what I won't be.
Loïc: I won't be anti-globalisation, nor march with the masses, nor cry "Kill Them", nor be a cop, nor sell out, nor be a hooligan, nor neutral, nor reasonable, nor a militant, nor a collaborator. I won't fuck everyone, nor create a family, sell ass, buy ass, have kids, fear the dark, love the dark, be a Christian, a Jew, a Buddhist, not believe in people, be like everyone, transparent, absent, not look women straight in the eye, fuck men rather...
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Connections

Referenced in 2006 Glitter Awards (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Vocalise op. 34
Interprété par le The Philadelphia Orchestra, dirigé par Eugene Ormandy
Avec l'aimable autorisation de Sony Music Entertainment AG
© 1991 Sony Classical
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Baier has a genius
25 September 2005 | by jsmith1480See all my reviews

Director Lionel Baier has created a work of freshness and imagination and truth. The few melodramatic clichés he employs stand out only for their rarity. In choosing Pierre Chatagny to focus his camera upon, Baier has chosen brilliantly. (Baier who plays an older friend, Lionel, to Chatagny's Loic, is glimpsed just once. In truth the director is a young man of 28 with much great work ahead of him on the evidence of this production).

Though the character and, I would say, Mr. Chatagny at 20, is self-absorbed and vain as 20 year-old boys tend to be, his natural beauty reveals itself in every movement of his eyes and his isolation in the stark awkwardness of his stance. He is not hard to watch or gawk at for 90 minutes.

Loic,a horny Swiss youngster who has notched a lot of casual nocturnal sex, envies his sisterly girlfriend's enjoyable personal relations with her boyfriend, distrusts Lionel's apparent disinterest in immediate sexual gratification and feels hopeless in the presence of an adored soccer player's fatherly love for his three year-old son. Luoc is by turns angry and despairing and anxious.He has begun to suspect it doesn't always boil down to just sex but he doesn't know if he has anything more than sex to give or take and if there is a place in him where there is more he has no idea how to reach it. But after much pain and damage the first unexpected crack of sunlight in the wall of Luoc's frustration comes through beautiful and true. Jim Smith


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