La Bande du drugstore


1h 33m 2002

Brief Synopsis

France in the mid-sixties. In a party at a country house in Normandy, Philippe falls for Charlotte's beautiful dark eyes. Far too shy to say anything to each other, they savour instead a long, slow kiss to the strains of an Aretha Franklin ballad. Philippe, however, doesn't feel he's ready for this

Film Details

Also Known As
Bande du drugstore, Dandy
Release Date
2002
Production Company
Canal Plus; France 2 Cinéma; StudioCanal

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Synopsis

France in the mid-sixties. In a party at a country house in Normandy, Philippe falls for Charlotte's beautiful dark eyes. Far too shy to say anything to each other, they savour instead a long, slow kiss to the strains of an Aretha Franklin ballad. Philippe, however, doesn't feel he's ready for this kind of love affair yet and would much rather emulate his friend Marc. Marc introduces Philippe to his gang of cronies all attempting to outdo each other's outlandish behaviour at the drugstore where they hang out. Before long, the once shy Philippe turns into a real lady killer and, in no time at all, the girls are putty in his hands. One of his female admirers is Natalie, whom he has known since childhood and who just so happens to be Charlotte's best friend.

Film Details

Also Known As
Bande du drugstore, Dandy
Release Date
2002
Production Company
Canal Plus; France 2 Cinéma; StudioCanal

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2002

Released in United States February 2002

Released in United States January 2003

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 6-17, 2002.

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival January 9-20, 2003.

Feature directorial debut for Francois Armanet.

Released in United States 2002

Released in United States February 2002 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 6-17, 2002.)

Released in United States January 2003 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival January 9-20, 2003.)