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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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Complete credited cast:
Sean Bury ...
Anicée Alvina ...
Ronald Lewis ...
Mr. Harrison
Toby Robins ...
Mrs. Gardner
Joan Hickson ...
Lady in Bookstore
Pascale Roberts ...
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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.


Drama | Romance


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29 October 1971 (West Germany)  »

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1.85 : 1
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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 »


Paul Harrison: [after having sex for the first time] Michelle, last night, what if you find our you were going to have a baby?
Michelle La Tour: I am going to have a baby.
Paul Harrison: What?
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Followed by Paul and Michelle (1974) See more »


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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The controversial love story
17 September 1999 | by (Nova Scotia, Canada) – See all my reviews

When I first saw this film on video in a department store... it intrigued me. Considering the fact that I thought I was in love and I was the same age as the youths in this film at the time (although I realize they are now old enough to be my parents), plus the soundtrack being written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin just before they "made it big" here in North America... I figured I had nothing to lose in buying it. I was not disappointed.

So far, I have shown it to many guys I have dated since, and to my current boyfriend... obviously, they didn't find it as lovely as I do... preferring to call it a "chick" movie... but I still laugh and cry. This film was vastly overlooked. It's good to see it's available to rent at one of the local video stores around here so that other people can share the magic.

So maybe it's a bit far fetched... but it gives you a lighthearted sense of innocence... and a renewed faith in love.

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