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New Wave (2008)

Eric, a lonely young college student, meets Romain, a student who has been dispelled. Far from the family farm, Eric discovers the new wave musical movement with the help of Romain, and decides to edit a video clip for a song by Romain.

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Gaël Morel

Writer:

Gaël Morel
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Credited cast:
Béatrice Dalle ... Anna
Valentin Ducommun Valentin Ducommun ... Eric
Victor Chambon ... Romain
Solenn Jarniou Solenn Jarniou ... Joëlle
Marc Rioufol ... Jean-Marc
Franck Taponard Franck Taponard ... Eric's Father
Kevin Messerli Kevin Messerli ... David
Loreleï Ploton Loreleï Ploton ... Nathalie
Thomas Dumerchez Thomas Dumerchez ... Jérémy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maxence Kouzoubachian ... Un élève
Gaël Morel ... Le prof d'Italien
Stéphane Rideau Stéphane Rideau ... Le prof de sport
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Eric, a lonely young college student, meets Romain, a student who has been dispelled. Far from the family farm, Eric discovers the new wave musical movement with the help of Romain, and decides to edit a video clip for a song by Romain.

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France

Language:

French

Release Date:

19 September 2008 (France) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Familiar Territory
12 August 2018 | by ekebySee all my reviews

From director Gael Morel, this story and its characters seem to have been reborn from his previous works, albeit in slightly different incarnations.

Two schoolboys form a friendship, one that overlaps traditional boundaries. One boy is a leader, the other a follower. One boy is determinably unconventional, from a middle class family, The other is traditional because he has seen nothing other than the life of a poor rural farm family.

The brother of one boy has joined the army, and Morel and (his favorite actor) Stephane Rideau show up playing teachers (literature and gym, respectively). Their appearance, and the setting and theme of the movie evokes other Morel films. In a sense, it leans on Morel's oeuvre for support. And it kind of needs it; this is definitely a minor work.

And as with most of Morel's films, there is a lot going on here, a lot of which is not completely spelled out. I don't think this is bad thing, but I liked these characters enough to have wanted to know more about them.

For me, Morel's work is always interesting, and always a cut above. I enjoyed this, though I can't honestly say how much was because of the film's quality or how much was because of the nostalgia Morel's work evokes for me.

{I saw this on YouTube in its original French with Spanish subtitles. I know enough of both languages to have understood what was going on, but I know I missed a lot. Unless you are fluent in either language, English speakers should look for it with English subtitles.}


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