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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

    Synopsis

    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.

    Videos (2)

    20/09/2012

    The French Kissers

    Interview Anthony Sonigo

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

    29/10/2014

    The French Kissers

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    Actors (20)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films des Tournelles

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Other Angle Pictures

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    Photos (8)

    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

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Yes

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2008

    French release :

    10/06/2009

    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    114.992

    Visa issue date :

    25/03/2009

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

    Rating restrictions :

    None

    Posters (3)

    Director

    News (11)

    Festival Selections (21)

    MyFrenchFilmFestival.com - 2011

    MyFrenchFilmFestival.com (Unspecified country, 2011)

    Selection

    Heritage film presented out of competition

    Festival du Film Francophone de Grèce  - 2010

    Festival du Film Francophone de Grèce (Greece, 2010)

    Selection

    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)

    Selection

    Films selected

    BIFF - 2009

    BIFF (South Korea, 2009)

    Selection

    Films selected

    Directors' Fortnight - 2009

    Directors' Fortnight (France, 2009)

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    Official Competition

    Awards (2)

    Delegations (5)

    Presskit

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