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The Story of a Boy Who Wanted to Be Kissed

The Story of a Boy Who Wanted to Be Kissed

A Feature film by Philippe Harel

Produced by Les Films Pelléas

Release in France : 23/03/1994


    Raoul is 20, he lives alone in a Paris attic room. He's a student in Art History working on his master's degree. However, he finds it hard to concentrate on the task in hand as, for several months now, he has been obsessed by a single idea : he wants to be kissed. Therefore, he spends hours in pavement cafés watching women walk by and wanders for days on end through the streets of Paris hoping for an unlikely encounter. So, why doesn't he ever go up to the girls whom he often sees alone, reading on a bench or writing at a café table ? He generally waits until they leave or until other, less timid young men approach them to say the words that he doesn't dare to say and make the gestures that he'll never make. Perhaps he'd like to be noticed ; but the thing is, Raoul is neither handsome nor ugly. There's nothing exceptional about him and he's just a "young man who wants to be kissed"... This film is his story.

    Actors (49)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films Pelléas

    French distribution :

    MKL Distribution

    Co-productions :

    France 3 Cinéma, Glem Films

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    Full credits (20)

    Executive Producer :

    Philippe Martin

    Screenwriters :

    Philippe Harel, Dodine Herry-Grimaldi

    Director of Photography :

    Olivier Raffet

    Sound Assistant :

    Michel Casang

    Production Manager :

    Christian Paumier

    Editor :

    Bénédicte Teiger

    Production Designer :

    Laurent Allaire

    Foley artist :

    Pascal Chauvin

    Costume designer :

    Marie-Christine Lespannier

    Still Photographer :

    Tadeusz Paczula

    Assistant directors :

    Aude Cathelin, Renaud Fély, Cristobal Matheron

    Co-producer :

    Gérard Louvin

    Sound Recordist :

    Laurent Poirier

    Assistant Operators :

    Renaud Chassaing, Pierric Gantelmi d'Ille

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Agnès Chabot

    Assistant editor :

    Frédérique Oger

    Music Composer :

    Philippe Eidel

    Casting :

    Kris Portier de Bellair

    Sound Mixer :

    Thierry Delor

    Location managers :

    Cyrille Bragnier, Luc Tissot

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    100% French (France)

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    1 h 40 min

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