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The Game of Love (1954)

Le blé en herbe (original title)
Based on the novel by Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette. Friends since infancy, Philippe and Vinea have always regarded themselves as brother and sister. But as adolescence segues into puberty, the two youngsters fall in love.

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Madame Dalleray - la dame en blanc
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Vinca Ferret
Pierre-Michel Beck ...
Phililippe Audebert - dit Phil
Robert Berri ...
Le brigadier
Simone Duhart ...
La femme du forain
Hélène Tossy ...
Madame Ferret - la mère de Vinca
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Monsieur Ferret - l'oncle
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Le forain
Renée Devillers ...
Madame Audebert - la mère de Phil
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Based on the novel by Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette. Friends since infancy, Philippe and Vinea have always regarded themselves as brother and sister. But as adolescence segues into puberty, the two youngsters fall in love.

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14 December 1954 (USA)  »

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The film simply pole-axed me
21 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I must agree with this previous reviewer. As a Freshman student at NYU Washington Square I spent more time in the local "art" cinemas than I did in the classroom. This film did more than anything else to direct me on my future path and I'm not sure why. I'd really like to see this film again. To make a long story short, I dropped out of NYU, went to France as a GI, and returned to NYU to earn a PhD in French literature. It was a toss-up between film-making and the academic track for me in those days. My 17 year old French bride incarnated the French cinema scene for me and I follow it ever since. Somehow this film captures an essential spark of life.


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