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Games of Love and Chance Movie Review Summary

Actors: Osman Elkharraz, Sara Forestier, Carole Franck

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GAMES OF LOVE AND CHANCE (L'Esquive) is a French movie directed by Abdel Kechiche in 2003. This film earned four major French Academy awards in 2005 (Best Film, Best Director, Best Writing-Original and most promising actress (Sara Forestier)).

The setting is a suburban area of a big French city showing the everyday life of five French-Arab teenagers. Krimo has just broken up with his girl-friend Magalie and falls violently in love with Lydia, a girl he knows for years, the day he sees her with the dress she has to wear to play Marivaux's "Games of Love and Chance" in class.

Krimo manages to convince Lydia's stage partner to let him play the role of Arlequin in the play but the poor guy isn't talented at all and suffers a lot in front of his schoolmates during the rehearsals. As Lydia is not sure to be willing to start relatiosn with Krimo and makes him wait for her answer, Fathi, Krimo's best friend, tries to help him by forcing Lydia's friends Frida and Nanou to urge Lydia to make a decision.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   French    -   Arab/Muslim Age group    -   trouble in high school Sexing?    -   girl chasing

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Arab

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France City?    -   Yes City:    -   rude people Misc setting    -   theater

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   A lot of foul language

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