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The Pocket Lover (1978)

L'amant de poche (original title)
"The Pocket Lover" tells the story of Julien, a 15 year-old boy who falls in love with an older woman, later discovered to be a prostitute. Now, Julien will have to face several obstacles, ... See full summary »

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Héléna
Pascal Sellier ...
Julien Chaput
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Madame Josée
Bernard Fresson ...
Gilbert
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Suzanne Chaput, la mère de Julien
Serge Sauvion ...
Charles Chaput, le père de Julien
Stéphane Jobert ...
Capo
Eva Ionesco ...
Martine
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La mère de Martine
Jean-Paul Solal ...
Le premier gigolo
Jean-Paul Franky ...
Le second gigolo
Chantal Aba ...
La prof de maths
Véronique Delbourg ...
La jolie brune à la boum
Marie Pillet ...
Mère de famille à la boum
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Père de famille à la boum
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"The Pocket Lover" tells the story of Julien, a 15 year-old boy who falls in love with an older woman, later discovered to be a prostitute. Now, Julien will have to face several obstacles, which includes his parents opposition with this affair, and Julien's own perceptions about the woman's line of work, going out with wealthy guys. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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15 February 1978 (France)  »

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A rare, beautiful, and deeply moving film.
28 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a coming-of-age film, beautiful and deeply moving, about a young boy discovering love and sexuality. Pascal Sellier plays the young boy Julien, and Mimsy Farmer plays Héléna, his love interest, a sweet and kind-hearted prostitute.

But the question is, can their growing love withstand the obstacles of her madam, her clients, and his parents? There are also complications from his school friends, especially his envious best friend Capo. This film is rare, so if romance is your thing, do whatever you can to find it and view it.

It also has the beautiful young Eva Ionesco playing a small part as Martine, a neighbor who is also his former platonic girlfriend.


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