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J'AIME REGARDER LES FILLES

by Frédéric Louf

synopsis

The story of irresponsible Primo, who is preparing to write the baccalaureate that he has already failed once. He’s a middle-class kid from a respectable provincial family, the son of a florist — all in all, nothing special. He falls in love with Gabrielle, sleek and sexy, definitely haute-bourgeoisie; she hangs with a haughty, self-confident group of preppy youngsters who drive fast cars and vacation in Saint-Tropez. This unlikely romance — is Gabrielle really in love with Primo, or is he just the latest in a long line of admirers? — plays out against the bohemian lifestyle of our self-styled hero, who pretends to be something he isn’t to impress his new girlfriend. Primo finds him­self biting his left-wing tongue as Gabrielle’s friends casually air their right-wing views with hauteur and arrogance. And to top it all off, things are getting real in the streets. As the election heats up, Primo finds it harder and harder to conceal what he really thinks.

original title: J'aime regarder les filles
country: France
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Frédéric Louf
film run: 92'
release date: FR 20/07/2011
screenplay: Frédéric Louf, Régis Jaulin
cast: Pierre Niney, Audrey Bastien, Lou de Laâge, Ali Marhyar, Catherine Chevalier, Michel Vuillermoz, Hervé Pierre, Victor Bessière
cinematography by: Samuel Collardey
film editing: Françoise Tourmen
art director: Dorian Maloine
music: Jozef Dumoulin, Bo Van der Werf
producer: Gilles Sandoz, Hugues Charbonneau, Marie-Ange Luciani
production: Les Films de Pierre, Maïa Cinéma
distributor: BAC Films
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