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This resonant, engrossing 1994 film by André Téchiné (Thieves) is an unusual coming-of-age story set at a French boarding school in 1962, when news of France's war in Algeria is still plentiful. Téchiné focuses on a handful of students, measuring their transition into adulthood against the reality of love, sex, and the war's controversial cost. Strikingly sensitive and sophisticated, beautifully dramatized, and perfectly acted by a young cast, the film feels like one of those universal touchstones for the final days of childhood grace. Téchiné's typically blunt-but-gentle manner is perfectly suited for this tale of youthful gains and losses. --Tom Keogh

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Widescreen
  • Dolby

Cast

Jacques Nolot
Stéphane Rideau
Eric Kreikenmayer

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Andre Techine
  • Producer: Wellspring
  • Length: 110 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.66:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaMay 10, 1995
    EuropeMar 3, 1995
    AustraliaNov 30, 1995
  • Ratings
    Europe15
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaFeb 13, 2001
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