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Initiation (1970)

L'initiation (original title)
A young Montreal woman has an affair with a famous French author, and the experience helps to teach her a number of things about life and love.

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Credited cast:
Gilles Chartrand ...
Pierre
France Dionne
Daniel Gadouas
Michel Girouard
Pierre Labelle
Serge Laprade
Céline Lomez ...
Christine
Danielle Ouimet ...
Nadine
Jean-Pierre Payette
Béatrice Picard
Chantal Renaud ...
Victoire
Jacques Riberolles ...
Gervais Messiambre
Janine Sutto
Louise Turcot ...
Judith
Jacques Zouvi
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A young Montreal woman has an affair with a famous French author, and the experience helps to teach her a number of things about life and love.

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There is the time and place in every young girl's life. See more »

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29 January 1970 (Canada)  »

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Roommates Here and Now  »

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CAD 200,000 (estimated)
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Psychedelic Party
Music by François Cousineau, Lyrics by Marcel Lefebvre
Performed by François Cousineau Et Orchestre, Arranged by Yves Lapierre
Sung by Patsy Gallant
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A pleasant surprise
5 November 2000 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

I saw the film "L'Initiation" one late Friday night on television and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. Granted, it is not a masterpiece of cinema. The plot is simple and the English dub from its original French language does not help much. Nonetheless, what I thought was going to be a dumb, cheap exploitation "skin flick" turned out to be a decent film that had a good chemistry between the leading characters (The teacher and the student), and erotic scenes that were tastefully done. I also found the leading actress, Chantal Renaud, to be quite talented, photogenic and appealing; she brought a sense of honesty and true tenderness to her character which, in my opinion, these types of films usually lack. By this promising performance one wishes she had acted in more films. I don't know if this title has ever been released on video, but if it ever is I would like to see it again, especially in its original French sound track.


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