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The New Kid (2015)

Le nouveau (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy | 23 December 2015 (France)
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Benoit, the new kid at school, is bullied by a gang of arrogant boys. Determined not to be pushed around, Benoit organizes a big party, but only three students turn up. What if this bunch of losers was to be the best gang ever?

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Rudi Rosenberg

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Igor Gotesman (collaboration), Bruno Muschio (collaboration) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Réphaël Ghrenassia Réphaël Ghrenassia ... Benoît
Joshua Raccah Joshua Raccah ... Joshua
Géraldine Martineau Géraldine Martineau ... Aglaée
Guillaume Cloud-Roussel Guillaume Cloud-Roussel ... Constantin
Johanna Lindstedt Johanna Lindstedt ... Johanna
Max Boublil ... Oncle Greg
Eythan Chiche Eythan Chiche ... Charles
Gabriel Nahum Gabriel Nahum ... Bande Charles
Ismaël Mandile Ismaël Mandile ... Bande Charles
Arthur Grégoire Arthur Grégoire ... Bande Charles
Iléana Courbey ... Astride
Yiling Luo Yiling Luo ... Bande Astride
Pauline Leblond Pauline Leblond ... Bande Astride
Samuel Jami Samuel Jami ... Bande Astride
Zélie Pouyanne Zélie Pouyanne ... Bande Astride
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Benoit, the new kid at school, is bullied by a gang of arrogant boys. Determined not to be pushed around, Benoit organizes a big party, but only three students turn up. What if this bunch of losers was to be the best gang ever?

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France

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French

Release Date:

23 December 2015 (France) See more »

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References Torrente, el brazo tonto de la ley (1998) See more »

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When Love Takes Over
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A film that rings true!
5 June 2016 | by OliverGbyrneSee all my reviews

For anyone who has memories of being the new kid in a school this films should bring back to you just how awkward the process of adjusting yourself to a new environment and making new friends was. This film has a wonderful realistic approach that would remind you of Godard with a splash of dark humor thrown in for good measure. It's the story of a boy named Benoit moving in to a new town and a new school who tries at first hard to connect with his new classmates.After a disastrous attempt to befriend three boys who ended up being bullies he meet a young foreign girl, spend a couple of days having fun with her but she does a Danny Zuko on him and soon hang out with the popular kids,leaving Benoit left out. As a final attempt in gaining popularity Benoit trow a big party in his house but only 3 people shows up, all three are school outcast and that is were things get interesting. This film is delightful because you really get invested in Benoit Quest for being accepted and you literally squirm and shout Noo! When some of his attempts go awkwardly wrong.Probably because everyone at one time or another were in his shoes. This film is not only about Benoit, it also about the three characters his search for friendship has brought together. Three characters that seems quirky at first only to find out they are just like Benoit, looking for acceptance. If you are looking for a run of the mill teen comedy with sex jokes and outrageous situation stay clear this is a humble little film closer to the films John Hughes used to write in the 80's. It is very funny at times but the humor comes from very real place and is not forced. It is also very poignant and a love letter for the awkward teen years. Funny,dark,sweet and nostalgic, Le nouveau is one of the best Teen comedy France has produced since "La Boom" in the 80's. I highly recommend it!


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