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The French Kissers - © Les Films Des Tournelles

The French Kissers

A Feature film by Riad Sattouf

Produced by Les Films des Tournelles

Release in France : 10/06/2009

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Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Les Films des Tournelles

Film exports/foreign sales :

Other Angle Pictures

Co-productions :

Orange Studio, Pathé Distribution

French distribution :

Pathé Distribution

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Fourteen-year-old Hervé is a normal teen. Overwhelmed by his impulses, physically unappealing, and only half-smart, he lives with his mother. At high school, he scrapes through, surrounded by good pals. Dating a girl, that's what totally occupies his mind. Unfortunately, in this area, girls keep shutting him down, but he hasn't given up hope yet. One day, without really understanding how, it seems that Aurore, one of the prettiest girls in his class, actually likes him.

Despite her passes that become increasingly obvious, Hervé, half dimwit, doesn't notice anything. When, he finally becomes aware of what's happen, Aurore refuses to go out with him. Then, without a warning, she throws herself into his arms.

At last, he's dating a girl!

Camel, his best friend, who's heavily into hand jobs and porn films, persuades Hervé to try to sleep with Aurore. Hervé boasts of his virility when he's with Camel, but when he's with Aurore, it's a whole different matter.

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The French Kissers

Interview Anthony Sonigo

Interview with Anthony Sonigo, starring in The French Kissers, conducted by Rebecca Leffler, journalist with The Hollywood Reporter.


The French Kissers

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Full credits (15)

Executive Producer :

Anne-Dominique Toussaint

Screenwriters :

Riad Sattouf, Marc Syrigas

Sound Recordist :

Laurent Benaïm

Press Attachés (film) :

François Hassan Guerrar, Charlotte Tourret

Sound Editor :

Hervé Guyader

Production Designer :

Marie Cheminal

Casting :

Stéphane Batut, Marc Milani, Gaëlle Usandivaras

Sound Mixer :

Emmanuel Croset

Assistant director :

Elsa Amiel

Director of Photography :

Dominique Colin

Production Manager :

Jean-Jacques Albert

Editor :

Virginie Bruant

Continuity supervisor :

Christine Raffa-Catonné

Music Composers :

Flairs, Riad Sattouf

Costume designer :

Mimi Lempicka

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Feature film

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100% French (France)

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1 h 30 min

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Dolby SRD

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Posters (3)


News (11)

Festival Selections (21) - 2011 (Unspecified country, 2011)


Heritage film presented out of competition

Greece - French Film Festival - 2010

Greece - French Film Festival (Greece, 2010)


Sélection longs-métrages

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2010

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2010)

Selection (3)

Best first picture

Most Promising Actor : Vincent Lacoste

Best Supporting Actress : Noémie Lvovsky

BFI London Film Festival - 2009

BFI London Film Festival (Great Britain, 2009)


Films selected

BIFF - 2009

BIFF (South Korea, 2009)


Films selected

Directors' Fortnight - 2009

Directors' Fortnight (France, 2009)


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Awards (2)

Delegations (5)