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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:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

In the sequence when Loïc catches the train back to Bulle to head to work at the factory, he scans his ID at the factory. If you slow down the play and advance a frame at a time, you'll see that this is Pierre Chatagny's actual work ID. 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

L'Ile des morts
Poème symphonique, op. 29
Interprété par le Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra dirigé par Dimitri Mitropoulos
Avec l'aimable autorisation de Sony Music Entertainment AG
© 2000 Sony Classical
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Sensitive Look Inside a Soul
7 October 2005 | by jumpy5See all my reviews

This film took me into another country and into another world. It is a sensitive exploration of a young man trying to get his needs met the only ways he knows how. Luic, the young protagonist, is sorely lacking in his ability to cultivate the potential for relationships that appear in his life. The longing and hunger for emotional connection is powerfully expressed throughout the film. I wanted the young man to reach out to the other characters in the film, and the frustration I felt echoed that of Luic's. Obviously, he did not develop meaningful relationships in his childhood. And this has placed him inside a glass fortress of his own design. The filmmaker captures the human suffering associated with the conflict between our needful souls and our quest to live a life that speaks to those needs. I look forward to more films from this young director.


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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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