The Boys on the Beach (1999)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Buddy Film, Urban Comedy  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - France   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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In this irreverent comedy, four guys from a Paris housing project fabricate a documentary about drug dealers working in the City of Lights. When a television network falls hook, line, and sinker for the prank video, the foursome are given a free three-week vacation in the upscale resort community of Biarritz. As they interact with both locals and fellow tourists, they learn about love, friendship, racism, and the differences between the rich and the poor. This debut feature from director Djamel Bensalah was expanded to feature length from a short subject (the fake exposé on drug dealing) and became a surprise box-office hit in France.

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drug-dealer, filmmaker, vacation