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This loosely plotted coming-of-age tale follows the life of 15-year-old Laurent Chevalier as he stumbles his way over the burgeoning swell of adolescence in 1950s France. After having his first sexual experience with a prostitute and dodging the lips of a priest, Chevalier contracts a case of scarlet fever. When the fever leaves him with a heart murmur, Chevalier is placed in a sanatorium, along with his over-attentive and adulterous mother.

  1. Louis Malle

    Director, Writer

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Original Title Le souffle au cœur

Status Released

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  • April 27, 1971
    Theatrical

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Original Language French

Runtime 1h 58m

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