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Friends (1971)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  29 October 1971 (West Germany)
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With one of their fathers recently deceased and the other hardly there, fate brings together fourteen-year-old Michelle Latour (Anicée Alvina) and fifteen-year-old Paul Harrison (Sean Bury)... See full summary »

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Mrs. Gardner
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With one of their fathers recently deceased and the other hardly there, fate brings together fourteen-year-old Michelle Latour (Anicée Alvina) and fifteen-year-old Paul Harrison (Sean Bury) in a chance encounter at the zoo. The young orphaned girl has been taken in by her cousin who doesn't want her, and the rich English boy has a father who is always away on business. Instant friends, they flee Paris on a whim, and take refuge in a tiny cottage owned by the girl's father in the Camargue near Arles in the South of France. With only each other and a growing love blossoming between them, they make a new life for themselves. Michelle gets pregnant, so they "get married" by simulating a ceremony, by following an actual wedding performed in the local church. It is just the pure innocence of youth that puts Paul and Michelle apart from the adults. Soon, a baby is born to them, with Paul acting as midwife with the know-how the couple picked up from reading a book on how babies are born that ... Written by Anonymous

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who needs the world when you own the moon and stars.

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Amigos  »

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Quotes

Michelle Latour: [Paul is driving Michelle in car. He is underage] Where do you get them?
Paul Harrison: What?
Michelle Latour: The cars!
Paul Harrison: I steal them.
Michelle Latour: Stop it, Paul. Let's go back! You'll get into trouble.
Paul Harrison: I'm always in trouble; I'm thinking of taking it up professionally.
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Variation on Michelle's Song (A Day in the Country)
Written by Elton John, Bernie Taupin, and Paul Buckmaster
Performed by Elton John
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It will break your heart
18 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First of all - I'm not one to go all sappy over movies. I saw Friends in the 70's when it was first released. I was about 17 years old at the time. Even now, at age 50, I still can remember some of the scenes. The movie is sweet and sad and may actually be too tame for teenagers today but I loved it. The story is about innocence, the purity of young love and the determination of 2 young people to make a better life for themselves then they had at home. At the time it was pretty risky to have a movie about a couple of young runaways who successfully setup house and have a baby on their own. I'm not surprised the movie and Elton John's soundtrack are almost unknown today. The music is beautiful. It was unforgettable.


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