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Murmur of the Heart (1971)

16 1971-10-17 (US) DramaComedy 1h 58m
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A souffle of a movie!


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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  1. Lea Massari

    Lea Massari

    Clara Chevalier

  2. Benoît Ferreux

    Laurent Chevalier

  3. Daniel Gélin

    Daniel Gélin

    Charles Chevalier

  4. Michael Lonsdale

    Michael Lonsdale

    Father Henri

  5. Ave Ninchi

    Ave Ninchi


  6. Gila von Weitershausen

    Gila von Weitershausen


  7. Fabien Ferreux


  8. Marc Winocourt


  9. Micheline Bona

    Aunt Claudine

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Murmur of the Heart
Murmur of the Heart

Original Title Le Souffle au cœur

Status Released

Original Language French

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