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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


    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)


    The French Kissers

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    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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    Actors (20)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films des Tournelles

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Other Angle Pictures

    Co-productions :

    Orange Studio, Pathé Production

    French distribution :

    Pathé Films

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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

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    Feature film

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

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    Posters (3)


    News (11)

    Festival Selections (21)

    MyFrenchFilmFestival - 2011

    MyFrenchFilmFestival (Unspecified country, 2011)


    Heritage film presented out of competition

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2010

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

    Selection (3)

    Most Promising Actor : Vincent Lacoste

    Best Supporting Actress : Noémie Lvovsky

    Best first picture

    French Cinepanorama - 2009

    French Cinepanorama (Hong Kong, 2009)


    First works

    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)