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Year: 1999
Country: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 110 minutes


Curt and Andy are brothers close in age. Awkward Curt has grown up in the shadow of popular, athletic Andy. When Curt gets the lead role in the high school musical, he can't believe it—until he finds out Andy has intervened on his behalf. Curt quits the play but acts as the piano accompanist, where he's smitten with leading lady Lisa. Andy takes over the male lead and locks Lisa in an on-stage kiss that goes on much too long. Fueled with rage that Andy has taken his girl on top of everything else, Curt starts hanging around with a bunch of punks. As he plots revenge against his brother, he's glad he finally has friends who back him up. Soon the boys' stupid pranks spiral out of control, resulting in an unforeseen disaster. The off-beat script of SCRAPBOOK, Kurt Kuenne's first feature, elevates this tale of brotherly rivalry gone wrong. The film also boasts unconventional camerawork and a lush soundtrack—composed by the then 25-year-old director. –B.B.

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Director's Spotlight

Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano

Kurt Kuenne

Kurt Kuenne was born in Silicon Valley and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern California's School of Cinema-Television in 1995, where he studied scoring for motion pictures and television and won the Harold Lloyd Scholarship in Film Editing. His previous short films and features have earned him an abundance of audience and jury awards, not to mention garnering him a Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences®.

"On the Air" (1990), "Remembrances" (1995), SCRAPBOOK (1999), "Drive-In Movie Memories" (2001), "Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father" (2008), "Shuffle" (2011)

Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou

Mathieu Vadepied

Dorian Rigal-Ansous

Principal Cast
François Cluzet, Omar Sy

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