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This Special Friendship (1964)
"Les amitiés particulières" (original title)

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THIS SPECIAL FRIENDSHIP tells of the tender relationship between a twelve-year-old boy and the upperclassman who is the object of his desire. All set in the rigid atmosphere of a Jesuit run... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Francis Lacombrade ...
Georges de Sarre
Didier Haudepin ...
Alexandre Motier
François Leccia ...
Lucien Rouvière
Dominique Maurin ...
Marc de Blajean
Louis Seigner ...
Le père Lauzon / Father Lauzon
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Le père de Trennes / Father Trennes
Lucien Nat ...
Le père supérieur / Father Superior
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THIS SPECIAL FRIENDSHIP tells of the tender relationship between a twelve-year-old boy and the upperclassman who is the object of his desire. All set in the rigid atmosphere of a Jesuit run school. Written by Jim Stark

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A Very Special Friendship
21 October 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This Special Friendship was created in 1964 combining all the elements of a masterpiece. Born in the mind of Roger Peyrefitte, superbly adapted to the screen by Jean Delannoy, and exquisitely acted out by Francis LaCombrade and Didier Haudepin, this movie has become a timeless work of art. Set in France, in a religious Jesuit school, two boys, one sixteen, one twelve, intrigued by each other's company embark on a special friendship. This particular friendship which possesses all the unique qualities of genuine love and empathy is viewed as unholy by their priests who set about to destroy such a concept. The film is fashioned in black and white as were the rules of friendship in 1964. A classic, if ever there was one. Be prepared for some heart wrenching pathos. *****


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