The Adolescent (1979)

01/24/1979 (FR) Drama 1h 30m
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The summer of 1939. Marie, at 13, 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. 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. She's despondent when he treats her as if she were a child. After Marie's father abruptly leaves for a few weeks to assist with a relative's harvest, Marie's mother and the doctor disappear into the woods for hours at a time. Marie tries to spy on them. When dad returns, what will the family and the doctor do?

  1. Jeanne Moreau

    Director, Writer

  2. Henriette Jelinek

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Simone Signoret

    Simone Signoret

    Mamie

  2. Francis Huster

    Francis Huster

    Alexandre

  3. Laetitia Chauveau

    Marie

  4. Edith Clever

    Edith Clever

    Eva, la mère

  5. Jacques Weber

    Jacques Weber

    Jean

  6. Jean-François Balmer

    Jean-François Balmer

    André, le menuisier

  7. Hugues Quester

    Le fils du forgeron

  8. Roger Blin

    Roger Blin

    Romain

  9. Frank Muth

    François, 'l'innocent'

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The Adolescent

Original Title L'adolescente

Status Released

Original Language French

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