A rich English boy meets an orphaned French girl and as they become friends, create a world that is far away from the adult world we live in.

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A rich English boy meets an orphaned French girl and as they become friends, create a world that is far away from the adult world we live in.

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

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29 October 1971 (West Germany)  »

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Lewis Gilbert made this smaller, more intimate film after working back-to-back on two big budget extravaganzas - You Only Live Twice (1967) and _The Adventurers_. See more »

Quotes

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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Followed by Paul and Michelle (1974) See more »

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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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Two teenagers run away to live in the Carmargue and become parents.
11 December 2003 | by (Oxford, England) – See all my reviews

This is a love story of chance and simple purity. There is nothing shocking about this film for love can blossom completely between two teenagers of 14 and 15, and while the law might state otherwise, emotions develop naturally. Two listless teenagers unhappy with their home lives, meet by chance in Paris and develop a casual friendship. One is an English boy (Sean Bury) studying in France and from a rich family. The other is a young girl (Anicée Alvina) whose parents are both dead and has been taken in by her cousin. On a sudden impulse the boy and girl run off to Arles where the girl's father owned a small house nearby. With just each other, the beautiful scenery of the Carmargue, and a growing love between them, they make a new life for themselves. Their simulated marriage ceremony, achieved by following an actual wedding in the local church, shows their acceptance of some of the rules of society. It is just the unencumbered innocence of youth that puts them apart from the adults. Soon a baby is born to them, with the boy acting as midwife without any outside help. Everything is idyllic until the police finally locate the boy's whereabouts.....


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