Murmur of the Heart

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Murmur of the Heart

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Murmur of the Heart

Release Date: April 27, 1971

Year    :   1971
Slogan    :   «A souffle of a movie!»
Genres    :   Comedy, Drama
Production Companies    :   Nouvelles Éditions de Films (NEF), Marianne Productions, Franz Seitz Filmproduktion, Vides Cinematografica
Director    :   Louis Malle
Producers    :   Vincent Malle, Claude Nedjar, Maurice Urbain
Writers    :   Louis Malle
RunTime    :   118 mins.

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.

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