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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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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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Song lyrics: Out there there's not a sound to be heard, / And the seasons seem to sleep upon their words, / As the waters freeze up with the summer's end. / Oh, it's funny how young lovers start as friends. / Yes, it's funny how young lovers start as friends.
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Variation on Michelle's Song (A Day in the Country)
Written by Elton John, Bernie Taupin, and Paul Buckmaster
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Could almost be watched with the sound off
6 July 1999 | by (St. Albans,VT) – See all my reviews

I'm rather astonished that this film is still available in the United States, where by decree of our Congress individuals under eighteen are not allowed to be shown having sex. Or for that matter, even permitted to have sexual thoughts.

That being said, you'll like this film, if you can ignore the highly sappy plot and just enjoy the two young stars and the travelogue-like images of South of France. If you had a first love as sweet as Paul or Michelle (I know, 'sweet' is a rare breed these days)you'll particularly smile.


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