7.0/10
2,696
9 user 34 critic

Boy Meets Girl (1984)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 21 November 1984 (France)
Paris by night. Alex, 22, wants to become a filmmaker. He is fascinated by first times and his girlfriend, Florence, has just left him for his best friend, Thomas. First break-up, first ... See full summary »

Director:

Leos Carax

Writer:

Leos Carax
Reviews
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Mauvais Sang (1986)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

As a deadly virus which infects people who have loveless sex sweeps Paris, a lonely pariah attempts to steal a potent antidote, only to fall for the mistress of his partner-in-crime. Is the infectious young love the cure to the bad blood?

Director: Leos Carax
Stars: Michel Piccoli, Juliette Binoche, Denis Lavant
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Alex, who's homeless and addicted to alcohol, and Michèle, who's losing her sight, form a relationship while sleeping rough on Paris's Pont-Neuf bridge.

Director: Leos Carax
Stars: Juliette Binoche, Denis Lavant, Klaus-Michael Grüber
Pola X (1999)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A young writer becomes intrigued with a mysterious dark-haired woman who claims to be his long-lost sister and he begin an unusual relationship with her prompting a downward spiral involving his domineering mother and lovely fiancée

Director: Leos Carax
Stars: Guillaume Depardieu, Yekaterina Golubeva, Catherine Deneuve
Holy Motors (2012)
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the shadowy life of a mystic man named Monsieur Oscar.

Director: Leos Carax
Stars: Denis Lavant, Edith Scob, Eva Mendes
Gradiva (2014)
Short | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Rodin's sculpture The Thinker is a sentient being.

Director: Leos Carax
Stars: Sarah Forveille
Tokyo! (2008)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A cinematic triptych of three Tokyo-set stories.

Directors: Leos Carax, Michel Gondry, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Ayako Fujitani, Ryô Kase, Ayumi Itô
Beau travail (1999)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

This film focuses on an ex-Foreign Legion officer as he recalls his once glorious life, leading troops in Djibouti.

Director: Claire Denis
Stars: Denis Lavant, Michel Subor, Grégoire Colin
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

During a Parisian night, Paul plans to strangle Colette. In the morning, he fled.

Director: Leos Carax
Stars: Éric Frey, Hans Meyer, Anne Petit-Lagrange
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Louise, a young woman, who recently finished her studies in arts, is working as a interior decorator trainee. Playing the game of seduction, her life becomes more and more complicated.

Director: Éric Rohmer
Stars: Pascale Ogier, Tchéky Karyo, Fabrice Luchini
Sans titre I (1997)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In 1997, for it's fiftieth anniversary, the Cannes Film Festival asked Leos Carax for a short film, a kind of postcard addressed to the festival, in which the director would give news of himself and of his film project "Pola X".

Director: Leos Carax
Stars: Guillaume Depardieu, Yekaterina Golubeva, Catherine Deneuve
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Marion is about to divorce from her husband and takes her 15-year-old niece Pauline on a vacation to Granville. She meets an old love...

Director: Éric Rohmer
Stars: Amanda Langlet, Arielle Dombasle, Pascal Greggory
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Dying of kidney disease, a man spends his last, somber days with family, including the ghost of his wife and a forest spirit who used to be his son, on a rural northern Thailand farm.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Stars: Thanapat Saisaymar, Jenjira Pongpas, Sakda Kaewbuadee
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Denis Lavant ... Alex
Mireille Perrier Mireille Perrier ... Mireille
Carroll Brooks Carroll Brooks ... Helen
Maïté Nahyr Maïté Nahyr ... Maite
Elie Poicard Elie Poicard
Christian Cloarec Christian Cloarec ... Thomas
Lorraine Berger Lorraine Berger ... Pimpernelle
Marc Desclozeaux Marc Desclozeaux ... Henri Bestouches
Anna Baldaccini Anna Baldaccini ... Florence
Evelyne Schmitt Evelyne Schmitt ... L'étudiante
Jean Duflot Jean Duflot ... Bouriana
P'tit Louis P'tit Louis ... Sacha
Dominique Reymond Dominique Reymond ... La voisine
Georges Castorp Georges Castorp ... Le voisin
Anne Dieumegard Anne Dieumegard ... L'amoureuse
Edit

Storyline

Paris by night. Alex, 22, wants to become a filmmaker. He is fascinated by first times and his girlfriend, Florence, has just left him for his best friend, Thomas. First break-up, first attempted murder: Alex tries to strangle Thomas, but gives up and wanders the streets. That evening, Mireille, a girl from provincial France who has come up to Paris to make commercials, is left by her boyfriend. Alex witnesses this separation. These two tormented souls run into each other at a party....

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

21 November 1984 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Boy meets girl See more »

Edit

Box Office

Gross USA:

$12,589

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,589
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Abilene See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

First film directed by Leos Carax. See more »

Quotes

Alex: I'm going to wind up a loser. Yet I stood a chance. I wanted to be someone outstanding: flyer, traveler, musician... Can't I be reborn?
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Effraction: Episode dated 25 November 1986 (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Holiday in Cambodia
performed by Dead Kennedys
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

High concept and premise but pacing a bit dreary
24 May 2004 | by nini_tenSee all my reviews

The great things Carax does is let his characters dance in the fashion of the most organic of cinema or "Band a part", which relates to his great ability to create moments of someone(in/out of the movie)experiencing exuberance and ecstasy(through movement, sound, image). His casting choices are close to inspired and his writing is always in wild impulses to express the frets and agonies of love, whereas his characters can be hyperactively on the chase for love or perversely wounded, letting us do the guessing whether the character will live on hope or not. There are so many memorable images in the film, the boy's minimalist apartment, him walking with the Bowie song,the girl's conceptual loungy flat, the neo-Marienbaud inspired party scene, and Alex walking into the coffee shop where Asian businessmen were playing the pin ball machine. Also, the structure of the film is amusing, ponderous though, but recalls A bout de souffle's way of telling a story, but we could tell Carax is doing it his own way. The characteristic of the boy liking to drink milk is an eccentricity I've seen before in other movies like Leon. The ending wasn't entirely engaging, but someone could vaguely tell it was necessary for a suprise to be in store for the end, although the pacing was a bit dreary to wait for it, overall the story wasn't exactly satisfying or engaging enough, but nonetheless crafted beautifully with moments to call its own.


17 of 25 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed