Games of Love & Chance

Games of Love & Chance

Director: Abdel Kechiche Cast: Osman Elkharraz, Sara Forestier, Sabrina Ouazani

DVD (Wide Screen)


A young tough develops a taste for the classics when he falls for a girl who wants to be an actor in this drama from France. Krimo (Osman Elkharraz) is a streetwise teenager who doesn't have much to say to either his mother (Meriem Serbah) or his girlfriend, Magali (Aurelie Ganito), and plays tough guy with his friends. But Krimo has a creative side he doesn't share with everyone which he inherited from his father, and one day, after Magali has given him his walking papers, Krimo sees a pretty girl named Lydia (Sara Forestier) who is arguing with a shopkeeper over the price of a dress. Krimo impulsively lends Lydia the money to pay for it, and learns that she's going to wear it in a school play, a classic drama by the 18th century author Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux. Intrigued, Krimo tags along to Lydia's rehearsal, and finds himself becoming increasingly fascinated with both the girl and the play. Lydia proves to be something of a taskmaster to work with, and when the show's leading man makes noises about dropping out, Krimo takes his place. However, not everyone is convinced Krimo has what it takes to pull off the role, including Lydia's best friend, Frida (Sabrina Ouazani). A box-office success in France, L'esquive (shown in North America as Games of Love and Chance) was a multiple-award winner at the 2005 Cesar Awards, the Gallic Academy Awards.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/11/2006
UPC: 0717119953645
Original Release: 2004
Rating: NR
Source: New Yorker Video
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:57:00

Special Features

Theatrical trailer; Foreign trailer; Scene selections; Optional English subtitles; Enhanced for 16x9 tv's

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Games of Love & Chance
1. This Ain't the Bronx [:00]
2. It's Over [:00]
3. Guys? Girls? [:00]
4. We Said 70 [:00]
5. A Real Miss France! [:32]
6. He'll Just Watch [1:49]
7. We'll Get That Sailboat [2:04]
8. Despite Their Disguises [1:42]
9. It's No Joke [2:45]
10. Do Me a Favor [3:45]
11. He's Mine [10:01]
12. Do Your Thing [2:09]
13. Learning Arlequin? [4:12]
14. I'll Talk to Him [2:06]
15. More Joy [1:52]
16. With My Lips [7:39]
17. Star Attitude [2:48]
18. Dead Hot for Her [3:33]
19. Make An Effort! [2:57]
20. I've Warned You [3:25]
21. Get Her Reply [8:58]
22. I Did Nothin' [1:41]
23. Only Lydia [2:40]
24. Somethin' Private [:03]
25. Your Crafty Eyes [4:50]
26. Krimo! [2:12]

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