The Adolescent

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The Adolescent

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The Adolescent

Release Date: January 24, 1979

Year    :   1979
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Janus Films, Südwestfunk (SWF), Carthago Coop. Cinematográfica
Director    :   Jeanne Moreau
Producers    :   Tarak Ben Ammar, Philippe Dussart
Writers    :   Jeanne Moreau, Henriette Jelinek
RunTime    :   90 mins.

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?

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