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Friends (1971)

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With one of their fathers recently deceased and the other hardly there, fate brings fifteen-year-old Paul and fourteen-year-old Michelle together in a chance encounter. Instant friends, the... See full summary »

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With one of their fathers recently deceased and the other hardly there, fate brings fifteen-year-old Paul and fourteen-year-old Michelle together in a chance encounter. Instant friends, the young couple flees Paris on a whim, and takes refuge in a rural cottage. But as their fondness for each other blossoms into deep affection, their short trip becomes longer and their love deeper. Written by Anonymous

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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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Amigos  »

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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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Friends
Written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin
Performed by Elton John
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a story of simple innocence
27 May 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Perhaps the most concerning thing about this film is the way many reviewers only see it as controversial, because it deals with young love. Also the ideals it sets out are how we would like to see the world, but are often prevented from doing so.

Get past all this and you have a simple story of a boy and girl, who become friends and develop into lovers; but mostly outside of society's rules. While they pay lip service to certain conventions, they don't allow the rules to control their daily lives. The need for money requires the boy to get a job, but beyond this they live an idealistic existence in the beautiful surroundings of the Camargue.

If you don't get a warm feeling while watching this film, then you have a cynicism that will spoil any innocent storyline. This may not be the Hollywood blockbuster that makes a lot of money, but it's one of those films whose story is very relevant at any time.


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