Smart Ass | Institut français du Royaume-Uni

Fri 25 - Thu 31 Jul

Smart Ass

Cert. 18

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La Crème de la crème

86 mins

in French with English subtitles

France | 2014 | col | dir. Kim Chapiron, with Thomas Blumenthal, Alice Isaaz, Jean-Baptiste Lafarge

Funny, troubling and touching, Smart Ass is a powerful Generation Z coming of age story from director Kim Chapiron. On the first day of term, the dean of a prestigious business school tells his students: ‘You are the elite… the crème de la crème. Soon the rules of a market economy will no longer be a mystery to you.’ Kelly, Dan and Louis take him at his word. Starting from the theory that relationships between the sexes can be regulated by market principles, the three sophomore classmates begin to inflate the popularity of certain students artificially. And then the system truly takes on its own velocity, quickly escaping their control…

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