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La bande du drugstore (2002)

Set in Paris during the 1960s, a group of stylish teenagers hang out at a club called the Drugstore.


François Armanet


François Armanet (novel), François Armanet (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Credited cast:
Mathieu Simonet ... Philippe Challes
Cécile Cassel ... Charlotte Stroemann
Aurélien Wiik ... Marc Bensoussan
Alice Taglioni ... Nathalie Meissonier
Matthias Van Khache ... Patrick Bernheim
Laurent Pialet Laurent Pialet ... Pierre de Cavaillac
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anne Abel Anne Abel ... Brigitte
Marion Armanet Marion Armanet ... Minette du 14 juillet
Alban Aumard Alban Aumard ... Gros Louis
Alain Bashung ... Le prof de philo
Bayon Bayon ... Le serveur du 14 juillet
Fabien Billet Fabien Billet ... Minet à la boum
Thomas Blanchard Thomas Blanchard ... Billy le Rocker
Olivier Brun Olivier Brun ... Le fasciste de la classe
Inès de Beauregard Inès de Beauregard ... Minette du poker


Set in Paris during the 1960s, a group of stylish teenagers hang out at a club called the Drugstore. Shy Philippe wants to meet a girl but he doesn't know how to go about it. Experienced Nathalie invites him and his friend Marc to the birthday party of the also quite shy Charlotte. Philippe and Charlotte develop a strong interest in each other, but neither one seems to know what to do about it. Philippe also tries to pick up girls with his friend Pierre, while Nathalie finds herself attracted to Charlotte's father. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

17 April 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Dandy See more »

Filming Locations:

L'Isle-Adam, Val-d'Oise, France See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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As real as it gets
19 September 2005 | by jmates27See all my reviews

An absolutely superb movie.

The performances were believable without a doubt. Perhaps this is just coming from a male's perspective, but there is no-one in this movie you cannot relate to. Watch for similarities with "American Beauty", and, to a far lesser extent, "Cruel Intentions" and "American Pie".

The cinematography is spectacular. Each scene's camera angle, lighting, et al, increase the mood tenfold. The ending is how all Hollywood movies should be. No wonder this one isn't.

Issues with the amount of smoking and drinking they do, but then again, who didn't at that age? No gratuitous sex or violence, although rather large portions of both.

Overall: ********/**

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