ESQUIVE

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L' ESQUIVE

Abdellatif Kechiche
F, 2003
Fiction, 117min, OmdU

L' ESQUIVE

Abdellatif Kechiche
F, 2003
Fiction, 117min, OmdU

Cast: 
Osman Elkharraz
Krimo
Sara Forestier
Lydia
Sabrina Ouazani
Frida
Nanou Benahmou
Nanou
Hafet Ben-Ahmed
Fathi
Aurélie Ganito
Magalie
Carole Franck
Lehrerin
Screenplay: 
Abdellatif Kechiche
Ghalya Lacroix
Sound: 
Nicolas Washkowski
Camera: 
Lubomir Bakchev
Editor: 
Ghalya Lacroix
Decoration: 
Michel-Ange Gionti
Costume: 
Maria Beloso-Hall

Production: 
Noé Productions 94 rue Lauriston 75116 Paris, Frankreich T 1 45 05 25 32 info@noe-productions.com
World Sales: 
Films Distribution 6 rue de l'Ecole de Médecine 75006 Paris, Frankreich T 1 53 103 399, info@filmsdistribution.com
Distribution in Austria: 
Filmladen Mariahilfer Straße 58/7, 1070 Wien T 1 523 43 62 0 office@filmladen.at
Format: 
35 mm
Color

L Esquive is a courageous teenage romance and one of the few films set in Pariss vast housing estates that doesnt mention drugs and violence. Teenager Abdelkrim, known as Krimo, has the usual inexpressive shrugs and studied cool of any boy his age, but a crush on Lydia opens his eyes to other interests, like the theater piece in which shes starring. Convincing a friend to give him the lead role opposite her, Krimo wont let his inability to express his feelings, or the tangled 18th-century French dialogue he must memorize, get in the way of his blossoming love. Kechiche uses his casts raw energy and particularly inventive levels of slang-peppered speech to delve into the everyday life of the projects truer than the usual stories of gangs and shootouts.