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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

    Synopsis

    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?

    Actors (11)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    Lola Films, Noé Productions Int.

    French distribution :

    Rezo Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Playtime (ex Films Distribution)

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    International releases (12)

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    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

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama, Romance

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2003

    French release :

    07/01/2004

    Runtime :

    1 h 57 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    106.265

    Visa issue date :

    28/10/2003

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby SR

    Posters (2)

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    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)

    Selection

    International Competition

    Turin - International Film Festival  - 2004

    Turin - International Film Festival (Italy, 2004)

    Selection

    Official Competition - Feature Films

    Montreal Festival of New Cinema - 2004

    Montreal Festival of New Cinema (Canada, 2004)

    Selection

    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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