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Young, Beautiful and Screwed Up (2003)

Les gaous (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy | 7 July 2004 (France)
A young boy from the south of France falls madly in love with a posh Parisian girl and follows her for crazy adventures to the big city.

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Igor Sekulic (as Igor Sk)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthias Van Khache ... Maurice
Hervé Lassïnce Hervé Lassïnce ... Benoît
Richard Bohringer ... François Bricard
Jean-Marie Bigard ... Dédé
Mareva Galanter Mareva Galanter ... Pénélope
Ticky Holgado ... Jojo
Elise Perrier Elise Perrier ... Julie
Richaud Valls Richaud Valls ... Guillaume
Stéphane Soo Mongo Stéphane Soo Mongo ... Samir
Stanislas Forlani Stanislas Forlani ... Philippe Bricard (as Stanislas Crevillén)
Cyrielle Clair ... Mme Bricard
Sandrine Molaro Sandrine Molaro ... Christiane
Régis Laspalès ... Michel
Philippe Chevallier Philippe Chevallier ... Docteur Cordier
Charlotte Julian Charlotte Julian ... Odette
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Storyline

A young boy, Maurice, lives and works on a farm in the beautiful south of France. His boss pushes him to the limit. He's underpaid and exploited. He supports his mother, a poor witch who lives in a house in the woods. He's never met his father and left school when he was 16. One day a posh Parisian girl and her racist boyfriend on a short break in a convertible lose their way in the countryside and end up in Maurice's village. Maurice falls instantly in love with the girl. The boyfriend has too much to drink and starts a big fight. He flees with the girl. Maurice decides to go after her in the big city. His naive approach to life, things and people, as well as his almost magical gift, brings him luck, success and fun he could never have hoped for: new friends, sex, pot, career opportunities and totally new sounds are only spoiled by the sudden arrival of his boss at his son's Philippe's flat in Paris, where Maurice stays. Philippe's supposed to attend medical school and keeps asking ... Written by Adam

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They know nothing, they own nothing but they'll try anything

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

France | Germany | UK

Language:

French

Release Date:

7 July 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Vollchaoten See more »

Filming Locations:

Dordogne, France See more »

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Budget:

EUR6,600,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$125,288
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Ticky Holgado's last movie. See more »

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To Get Down
Written by Timo Maas, Philip Barnes, Martin Buttrich, Malte Hagemeister
Performed by Timo Maas
Courtesy of Kinetic Records LLC
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A great refreshing laugh
27 July 2005 | by lisa-561See all my reviews

I enjoyed this French teenage flick thoroughly. I saw it in Aspen during the comedy festival alongside 30 people who laughed their heads off. The humor is witty and travels well. There is a fair deal of gross out humor but not too much. It's not the point. The movie is of a higher quality than usual teenage flicks although it definitely belongs to the genre. I recognized some actors from Amelie and Jean-Pierre Jeunet films. The film's fast paced, colorful, the soundtrack is outstanding with some major A list US artists. Nice South of France locations and caricatures of the French. The audience at the end of the screening was thrilled, smiling and excited. We just wished it did not end!


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