La récréation (1961)

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A young American girl at a French boarding school develops a crush on an egotistical sculptor living next door. One night, driving in a drunken stupor, he runs over and kills a man, and she witnesses it.

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Credited cast:
Kate Hoover
Christian Marquand ...
Françoise Prévost ...
Anne de Limeuil
Evelyne Ker ...
Kate's Friend
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Monique Dagand
Anne's Maid


Kate, an American at a Parisian boarding school, faces the moral and ethical choices of adulthood. Looking over the wall of her school, she becomes fascinated with a sculptor next door, and she begins a flirtation. Although he needs little encouragement, his mistress urges him to seduce the lass and contrives to leave the two together. The same week this cat-and-mouse game begins, Kate witnesses an early morning hit and run road accident in which a soldier is killed. She doesn't see the car's driver, whom we know to be the sculptor, but the car is distinctive. What will she do when she finds out he was the driver? Will she call off the affair and call in the cops? Written by <>

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23 February 1961 (France)  »

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Jean Seberg referred to this film as her "farewell present" to François Moreuil, the film's director and her first husband. They were divorced shortly after filming was completed. See more »


Referenced in The Secret Cinema (1968) See more »

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Jean Seberg
7 February 2003 | by (Glendale, AZ) – See all my reviews

The only worthwhile reason to see this movie is for Jean Seberg. Don't let the plot outline fool you, it sounds interesting and could have been good but the script was very weak. Even for 77 minutes it drags by slowly. Its only asset is the beauty of Jean Seberg.

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