18 Years Old and Rising

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18 Years Old and Rising
J'aime regarder les filles.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Frédéric Louf
Produced by Hugues Charbonneau
Marie-Ange Luciani
Gilles Sandoz
Written by Frédéric Louf
Régis Jaulin
Starring Pierre Niney
Music by Jozef Dumoulin
Bo Van Der Werf
Cinematography Samuel Collardey
Edited by Françoise Tourmen
Les Films de Pierre
Maia Cinema
Distributed by Bac Films
Release date
  • 20 July 2011 (2011-07-20)
Running time
92 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget $1.8 million
Box office $347,100[1]

18 Years Old and Rising (original title: J'aime regarder les filles) is a 2011 French comedy film directed by Frédéric Louf.[2]

The original French title of the film is taken from a 1981 Patrick Coutin hit song called "J'aime regarder les filles".[3]


Primo, son of Province florists, struggles paying his rent. He spends his tray for the second time. On the eve of 10 May 1981 he meets Gabrielle and he falls madly in love with her at first sight. Unfortunately they don't take to the same people. Primo then will try anything to get a place in this Parisian bourgeois society that seems so difficult to access. In order to show his passion and love for Gabrielle he doesn't hesitate to take risks, even if that requires him to become illecit and put his life in danger.


  • Pierre Niney as Primo Bramsi
  • Lou de Laâge as Gabrielle
  • Audrey Bastien as Delphine
  • Ali Marhyar as Malik
  • Victor Bessière as Paul
  • Michel Vuillermoz as Pierre Bramsi
  • Catherine Chevallier as Françoise Bramsi
  • Johan Libéreau as Nino Bramsi
  • Odile Vuillemin as Marie-Ange Bramsi
  • Thomas Chabrol as the math professor
  • Hervé Pierre as Delphine's father
  • Jean-Baptiste Marcenac as Gabrielle's father
  • Rachid Benbouchta as Rachid
  • Mathieu Lourdel as Olivier
  • Marion Chabassol as Sophie
  • Yohan Djabour as Jean-Yves


The film was presented at the Cabourg Film Festival (France), the Toronto International Film Festival (Canada), the São Paulo International Film Festival (Brazil) and the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival (Taiwan).[4]


Award Category Recipient Result
Cabourg Film Festival Male Revelation Pierre Niney Won
César Award Most Promising Actor Pierre Niney Nominated


  1. ^ "J\'aime regarder les filles (2011)- JPBox-Office". jpbox-office.com. Retrieved 2015-08-21. 
  2. ^ "18 years old and rising". unifrance.org. Retrieved 2015-11-04. 
  3. ^ "J'aime regarder les filles". Variety. 2011-08-29. Retrieved 2017-11-26. 
  4. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1946269/releaseinfo?ref_=tt_ov_inf+

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