L’adolescente (1979)

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In the summer of 1939, 13-year-old Marie goes with her parents to visit her grandmother in a small town near Avignon. Although rumors of war reach the countryside, it’s an idyllic place, and Marie’s parents are constantly making love. Surrounded by sexual frankness, Marie fancies herself a woman and develops a crush on Alexander, the town’s young Jewish doctor but is despondent when he treats her like a child…

Director: Jeanne Moreau.
Writers: Jeanne Moreau, Henriette Jelinek.
Stars: Simone Signoret, Laetitia Chauveau, Francis Huster, Edith Clever, Jacques Weber, Jean-François Balmer, Hugues Quester, Roger Blin, Frank Muth, Maurice Baquet, Nadine Basile, Françoise Bette, Michel Blanc, Bérangère Bonvoisin, Juliette Brac, Pierre Forget, Michel Lesnoff, Elisabeth Margoni, Charles Millot, Jacques Rispal.

1979 Chicago International Film Festival – Nominated for the Gold Hugo.
1979 Berlin International Film Festival – Nominated for the Golden Bear.

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2 Comments

  1. GREGORY
    November 26, 2021
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    Another Jeanne Moreau surprise. A step-up for me from the interesting LUMIERE and of course here we have the great, always welcome Simone Signoret. Thank you very much for this, Jon.

  2. Gene
    December 2, 2021
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    Bravo ! Completely unavailable for the longest time, then more recently only in a pallid, low-res B&W rip of some sort. This looks to be of much better quality.

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