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Games of Love and Chance

Games of Love and Chance

A Feature film by Abdellatif Kechiche

Produced by Lola Films, Noé Productions Int.

Release in France : 07/01/2004

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Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producers :

Lola Films, Noé Productions Int.

French distribution :

Rezo Films

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Playtime (ex Films Distribution)

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An angel passes through the high-rise housing projects on the outskirts of Paris, enthusiastically reciting dialog from Marivaux. Her name is Lydia and she’s rehearsing “The Game of Love and Chance,” her class show for the school festival. Abdelkrim, known as Krimo, 15-years strong, falls for his classmate. He’s used to hanging out in the maze of the projects, loitering with his buddies, when suddenly he’s in love. But Krimo isn’t one for talk and he has a reputation to uphold: just how is he going to declare his love to Lydia without losing face? There’s only one solution: bribe his friend Rachid, Lydia's stage partner, and take his place in the role of Arlequin. Marivaux’s words will say what Krimo dares not avow. But this smart idea becomes a major battle for Krimo, who’s horrified to discover the amount of text he must learn by heart and by his French teacher’s implacable demands. Will Krimo find the words he needs to say before rumor, jealousy and enmity make things go sour?

Full credits (14)

Executive Producer :

Jacques Ouaniche

Screenwriters :

Abdellatif Kechiche, Ghalya Lacroix

Sound Recordist :

Nicolas Waschkowski

Production Manager :

Benoît Pilot

Editor :

Ghalya Lacroix

Production Designer :

Michel Gionti

Costume designer :

Maria Beloso

Assistant director :

Sylvie Peyre

Director of Photography :

Lubomir Bakchev

Camera Operator :

Sofian El Fani

Press Attaché (film) :

François Hassan Guerrar

Continuity supervisor :

Ghalya Lacroix

Casting :

Monya Galbi

Sound Mixer :

Emmanuel Croset

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Feature film

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Drama, Romance

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100% French (France)

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Runtime :

1 h 57 min

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Dolby SR

Posters (2)


News (8)

Festival Selections (29)

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2005

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2005)

Selection (6)

Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) : Abdellatif Kechiche, Ghalya Lacroix

Most Promising Actor : Osman Elkharraz

Most Promising Actress : Sara Forestier

Most Promising Actress : Sabrina Ouazani

Best Director : Abdellatif Kechiche

Best Film

Stockholm International Film Festival - 2004

Stockholm International Film Festival (Sweden, 2004)


International Competition

Turin - International Film Festival  - 2004

Turin - International Film Festival (Italy, 2004)


Official Competition - Feature Films

Montreal Festival of New Cinema - 2004

Montreal Festival of New Cinema (Canada, 2004)


International Competition

Awards (2)

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2005

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2005)

Awards (4)

César Award for Best Director : Abdellatif Kechiche

César Award for Best Original or Adapted Screenplay : Abdellatif Kechiche, Ghalya Lacroix

César Award for Best Film

César Award for Most Promising Actress : Sara Forestier

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