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Home Boys at the Beach

A Feature film by Djamel Bensalah

Produced by Orly Films, Extravaganza

Release in France : 20/01/1999


    Youssef, Stéphane, Christophe and Mike have been buddies since chilhood. Born into modest families on the outskirts of Paris, they have always lived in the same working-class neighborhood. They went to the same schools together, sowed their wild oats together, started dating together. Now aged 18 to 20, they have just won a video contest and are about to enjoy their prize: a month's vacation - the first they've ever had - in Biarritz. During their stay in chic Biarritz, they encounter a world completely unfamiliar to them, leading to wild laughter, crazy fun and flirtation.

    Actors (12)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Orly Films, Extravaganza

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    Orly Films

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    I only talk about things I know. Since I come from the suburban ghettos and wanted to make movies, I wondered how to get about it these days. The answer was clear: talk about things you know, adolescence to adulthood, as told by people who grew up in housing projects. That said, let me immediately clear up one misunderstanding: "Le Ciel..." isn't just a film about guys from the ghetto, it's also and mainly a film about feelings, notably love and frienship.

    (Djamel Bensalah - Director)

    Full credits (13)

    Executive Producers :

    Yann Gilbert, Nicolas Vannier, Didier Creste, Joël Leyendecker

    Screenwriters :

    Djamel Bensalah, Gilles Laurent

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean-Bernard Thomasson

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Myriam Bruguière, Olivier Guigues

    Continuity supervisor :

    Céline Breuil-Japy

    Costume designer :

    Thierry Delettre

    Sound Mixer :

    William Flageollet

    Line Producer :

    Yann Gilbert

    Director of Photography :

    Martin Legrand

    Production Manager :

    Patrice Arrat

    Editor :

    Fabrice Rouaud

    Production Designer :

    Gérard Marcireau

    Sales Agent :

    Alain Vannier

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    Feature film

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    100% French

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    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

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    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections (2)

    Montreal World Film Festival - 1998

    Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 1998)


    Cinema of Tomorrow