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You'll Get Over It (2002)
"A cause d'un garçon" (original title)

Director: Fabrice Cazeneuve
Writer: Vincent Molina
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Language: French
Duration: 86 min
Year: 2002

Stars: Julien Baumgartner, Julia Maraval, Jérémie Elkaďm

Još jedan film na temu kako biti srećan peder u balkanskoj Francuskoj?
Več su mi dosadili ovi coming out filmovi. Uvjek ista priča, patnje i ostala sranja. Pa ko ih ćera da svima objavljuju kako vole da se ližu sa mušarcima umjesto da kao sav ostali “normalni” svjet jure za ženskim suknjama.
Sram da ih bude.

Evo na primjer ovaj Vincent, uspješan plivač, omiljen u školi, ima prelijepu dijevojku, roditelji za primjer, brat koji se bavi boksom ( a uz to je zgodniji i ljepši od njega)… I sada taj Vincent ispade peder. I svi ga u školi maltretiraju, rugaju mu se, odbacuju i slično. Čak ga i djevojka optuži što joj nije rekao da je peder prije no je opalio.

Pa i ja bi ga tukao zbog toga. Trebao joj je reći prije snošaja kako voli da se trpa i sa muškarcima.

I sve u svemu nakon svih tih maltretiranja, plakanja i mučenja svi se nekako pomire sa tim da je njihov Vincent kurcopušač i budu sretni do kraja života.

 

E pa to ima samo u Francuskoj. Ođe lijepo pederu stave etiketu dupedavac, zaposle ga kao frizera ili modnog kreatora i pričaju viceve o njemu tokom cjele zime. Kada dođe ljeto i turisti svi se zgroze kakvih groznih pedera ima i pričaju priče o njima, tako da zaborave na svog frizera.

Šta da vam kažem klasična coming out priča!

Excellent French telepic “You’ll Get Over It” treads familiar ground in its tale of a high school swimming star who’s “outed” when he’s barely figured out he’s gay. But non-formulaic character interactions, a uniformly strong cast and deft handling by vet TV helmer Fabrice Cazaneuve render a refreshing take on youthful coming-out. Feature could definitely score specialized offshore home-format sales, with theatrical exposure not out of the question despite vid lensing.

Seventeen-year-old Vincent (Julien Baumgartner, from Gallic “American Pie” knockoff “Sexy Boys”) is a role model at his high school — well-liked, star of its high-profile competitive swim team, part of an inseparable triad with best friend Stephane (Francois Comar) and girlfriend Noemie (Julie Maraval). But he’s also seeing older gay man Bruno (Nils Ohlund) on the sly, and feels the burden of maintaining a secret identity.

When quirky, ostracized new student Benjamin (Jeremie Elkaim) pursues him with charmingly dogged effort, the mere fact of their being seen together results in graffiti that “outs” Vincent before the whole school. His fall from grace is immediate and psychologically near-unbearable. Teammates turn on him. Noemie, with whom he’d recently had first-time sex, feels betrayed. His parents are in shock, having been tipped by thuggish ne’er-do-well older brother Regis (Antoine Michel), who gloats over the “golden boy” sibling’s humiliation. But not all responses are negative, and few prove unchangeable in the long run.

While Vincent Molina’s script has its uneven moments, story packs a tremendous amount of character complexity and incident into tight runtime, just occasionally underdeveloping threads (most notably Benjamin’s). Drama and humor are judiciously twined, happy ending well-earned.

Baumgartner’s wholly winning (though credibly immature) protag is supported by nicely observed, dimensionalized perfs all around. Editorial presentation is headlong without seeming rushed, lensing sharp, production package smartly turned.


A cause d'un garçon (2002)

  • Runtime:86 minutes

  • Actors:
    Vincent Molina
    Julien Baumgartner
    Noémie
    Julia Maraval
    Benjamin
    Jérémie Elkaim
    Stéphane
    François Comar
    Bernard, the Father
    Patrick Bonnel
    Sylvie
    Christiane Millet
    Régis, the Brother
    Antoine Michel
    Bruno
    Nils Ohlund
    Swimming Coach
    Bernard Blancan
    French Professor
    Eric Bonicatto

  • Also known as: Alles wegen Benjamin! (Germany), Carnets d'ado - A cause d'un garçon (France - alternative title), Tu verras, ça te passera (France - working title), You'll Get Over It (USA - festival title), You'll Get Over It, You'll See (USA - complete title), You'll Get Over It (World-wide - English title),

  • Rating: (1,227 votes)

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