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The Adolescent

The Adolescent

A Feature film by Jeanne Moreau

Produced by Carthago Films

Release in France : 24/01/1979

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Actors (22)

Production and distribution (4)

Associate production company :

Carthago Films

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Foreign production companies :

Janus Film Und Fersehen, SWR - Südwestrundfunk

French distribution :

Parafrance Films

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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?

Full credits (12)

Executive Producers :

Tarak Ben Ammar, Philippe Dussart

Screenwriters :

Jeanne Moreau, Henriette Jelinek

Camera Operator :

Yves Angelo

Editors :

Albert Jurgenson, Colette Leloup

Production Designer :

Noëlle Galland

Costume designer :

Michèle Cerf

Assistant directors :

Remy Duchemin, John Lvoff, Jean Léon

Directors of Photography :

Gilbert Duhalde, Pierre Gautard

Production Manager :

Michel Faure

Continuity supervisor :

Colette Crochot

Music Composer :

Philippe Sarde

Sound mixers :

Dominique Dalmasso, Jacques Maumont

Technical details

Feature film

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Themes :

War, Adolescence

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Coproducer countries :

France, Germany

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Runtime :

1 h 34 min

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Posters (1)


Festival Selections

Berlin International Film Festival - 1979

Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 1979)


Official Competition