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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:

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Trivia

Lead actor Pierre Chatagny actually works for a chocolate factory in the Swiss city of Bulle, according to one of the special features on the DVD. 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

References The Birds (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Concerto pour orchestre et piano no. 4 en G mineur, op. 40
Interprété par le The Philadelphia Orchestra, dirigé par Eugene Ormandy
Piano: Philippe Entremont
Avec l'aimable autorisation de Sony Music Entertainment AG
© 1991 Sony Classical
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Tedious, not touching
28 May 2006 | by Mark0099See all my reviews

I don't see what justifies the rave reviews. Apart from the exposition, it came off fairly boring. Yes, Loic is enigmatic and incredibly attractive, and the film could have developed well based on that, but instead it wanders hopelessly after its first 20 minutes and becomes essentially 90% talk and 10% plot. That gets old fast. Even the few unusual "incidents" toward the end -- which I'd guess are there to provide a shock or epiphany -- seem pointlessly surreal.

The director indulges a number of disconnected fetishes for no apparent purpose. What are we supposed to make of the recurring shots of the Alps, or the distressed and always-bandaged eyebrow piercing? If these are supposed to be symbolic of something about Loic, their meanings are far too obscure. If the writers intended to make us guess at these things, that's a tired, pretentious technique that I think ends up being merely annoying, not clever.


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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:

CHF500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,195, 18 September 2005

Gross USA:

$151,702

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$170,399
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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