14-year-old Hervé is an average teenager who lives alone with his mother and struggles to cope with his urges, unprepossessing physique and mediocre intellect. He just gets by at school, surrounded as he is by his best buddies. Going out with girls is his major preoccupation. Sadly, in this field, he keeps striking out. But he never says die. One day, without really knowing how, he finds himself in the good books of Aurore, one of the prettiest girls in class. Surrounded by a gallery of saucy, wild characters, Hervé tries to grow up in this little world in perpetual movement, this world of adolescence in which emotions must be dominated.
Riad Sattouf, Marc Syrigas Dominique Colin Laurent BenaÏm, Hervé Guyader, Emmanuel Croset Marie Cheminal Virginie Bruant Flairs, Riad Sattouf Vincent Lacoste, Anthony Sonigo, Alice Trémolières, Noémie Lvovsky, Emmanuelle Devos, Irène Jacob, Valéria Golino
Riad Sattouf was born in Paris in 1978 and lived in the Middle East until he was 10. Based in Paris since 2000, he has been writing comic strips. He works for several publishers and magazines and has published numerous comic book albums (Retour au collège, Pascal Brutal, Manuel du puceau, Ma circoncison...) Les Beaux Gosses is his first film.
First film / World premiere Feature film / France / 1h30 / 35mm / 1.85 / couleur / color / dolby SRD / Directors' Fortnight 2009