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Vincent Cassel helps teenagers deal with complex problems


Character: Joseph, the caretaker

Actor: Vincent Cassel

Film: Sheitan (2003)

Kim Chapiron’s Sheitan is a gawky, pimpled and post-pubescent teenager with Internet access. Teenagers want sex and the Internet knows it. They feel terrible about it and the Internet knows that too. There are virtual wastelands where they can explore the extent of their perversions; vast arenas encouraging free rides into the shallowest depths of convoluted physiological issues. However, gratification comes at a cost. After wiping unborn generations off dirty handkerchiefs and unwashed towels, crippling discomfort sets in. The soul is ridden with shame and it asks the brain to tell the limbs to check the fridge for junk food.
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The devil is in the details

Sheitan (Satan)Vincent Cassel

Year: 2006

Director: Kim Chaperone

Country: France

People stay online for hours in hope that someone will find them sexually attractive. That seems to be the main agenda no matter what they do. They go to extraordinary lengths to appear alluring to those within their sexual demography. Sheitan reminds me of these kids with its characters as caricatures of age-old cliches. Sexually-repressed students, sex-crazed psychopaths and very sexy French women with very very sexy accents to accentuate their even sexier double-entendres.

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