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French Kissers

French Kissers
International title Les beaux gosses
Section 47 edición - Sección Oficial Largometrajes
Country Francia
Year 2009
Color / B&W Color
Running time 87
Original language Francés
Director Riad Sattouf
Screenplay Riad Sattouf, Marc Syrigas
Film Editing Virginie Bruant
Photography Dominique Colin
Music Flairs, Riad Sattouf
Production Ane-Dominique Toussaint
Production design Marie Cheminal
Cast Vicent Lacoste (Hervé), Anthony Sonigo (Camel), Alice Tremolières (Aurore), Julie Scheibling (Laura), Camille Andreys (Meryl), Robin Duverger (Benjamin), Baptiste Huet (Loïc)
Web site http://lesbeauxgosses.skyrock.com/
Producer

Les Films des tournelles

Distribution Company

Karma Films

Synopsis

Hervé is a shy teenager, whose best friend, Camel, is a heavy metal and porn film fan. They are both obsessed with sex and can’t stop fantasizing about girls (and sometimes, about the girls’ mothers). But when push comes to shove, they are incapable of expressing more than stutters and insults. Hervé somehow catches the attention of one of the most beautiful girls at high school. From that moment on, he has to fight the dictates of his hormones and his lack of experience. To top it off, Camel insistence that he brag about things he hasn’t done, and his mother’s incessant teasing.

Director bio

Born in Paris in 1978, Sattouf spend his childhood in Algeria, Libya and Syria, later returning to France. He studied at the School of Applied Arts, and then studied animation at the École des Gobelins. He has resided in Paris since 2000, works as an illustrator, draws comics, and has published various works including Pascual Brutal, Ma Circoncision and La vie secrète des jeunes. He took part in the Director’s Fortnight in Cannes with Les Beaux Gosses, which is his first feature length film. The film is an adaptation of his own material from comic strips about adolescents published in the weekly paper Charlie-Hebdo.