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Student Services (2010)

Mes chères études (original title)
Laura is a 19-year-old university freshman who desperately wants to do well in school. She works a part-time job but cannot make ends meet. One evening in which she is short of funds, she ... See full summary »

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Emmanuelle Bercot

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Emmanuelle Bercot (adaptation)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Déborah François ... Laura
Alain Cauchi Alain Cauchi ... Joe
Mathieu Demy ... Benjamin
Benjamin Siksou Benjamin Siksou ... Manu
Joseph Braconnier Joseph Braconnier ... Client parking
Marc Chapiteau Marc Chapiteau ... Le photographe
Pascal Bongard ... Gérard
Anna Sigalevitch Anna Sigalevitch ... Fanny
Lou Bohringer Lou Bohringer ... Lou
Marthe Caufman Marthe Caufman ... Elisa
Édith Le Merdy ... L'assistante sociale
Fred Epaud Fred Epaud ... L'agent immobilier
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jicey Carina ... Spanish teacher
Javier Cruz Javier Cruz ... Berzosa
Martine Fontaine ... La boulangère
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Laura is a 19-year-old university freshman who desperately wants to do well in school. She works a part-time job but cannot make ends meet. One evening in which she is short of funds, she answers a personal ad online by "Joe," 57, who seeks a female student for "tender moments." The pay is 100 euros per hour. Laura pledges to do this just once, and three days later, she goes to a hotel room with Joe. And then her spiral begins. Written by peter07

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 January 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Student Services See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,006
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Les Films du Kiosque See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Soundtracks

Wake Up
, "They're Winning", "Stop Talking"
Performed by The Walkmen
Written by Paul Maroon, Hamilton Leithauser, Peter Bauer, Walter Martin, Matt Barrick
Taken from the album "Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone"
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Tepid Portrayal of a Financially Desperate Student
21 November 2013 | by atlasmbSee all my reviews

Under the title "Student Services", I watched this film, not realizing it was a made-for-TV-movie based upon a true story.

The actress who portrays the main character, Laura, acquits herself fine. She plays a college student who has trouble paying her bills, so she turns to adult on-line ads to find meet men who will pay her for sexual favors.

The film is not erotic. Laura, for the most part, detests what she does.

The film may have been designed to put forth a political point of view--that too many students have financial problems, so they turn to illegal activities. Someone who lives in France might understand a political solution to this French problem, but others probably will not.

It is certainly no documentary. And it does not try to be.

As a drama, it offers little that is new to the genre, and Laura's path is marked by detours and confusing behavior, defusing the drama.


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