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French Postcards (1979)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 26 October 1979 (USA)
An American group of exchange students come to Paris to study the language and culture for a year. The film depicts the various interactions between the students and the instructors, ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Miles Chapin ...
Joel
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Laura
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Alex
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Toni
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Melanie
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Sayyid
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Madame Catherine Tessier
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Monsieur Tessier
Lynn Carlin ...
Mrs. Weber
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Mr. Weber
Christophe Bourseiller ...
Pascal
François Lalande ...
Monsieur Levert
Anémone ...
Christine
Véronique Jannot ...
Malsy
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Cécile
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An American group of exchange students come to Paris to study the language and culture for a year. The film depicts the various interactions between the students and the instructors, including the pretty female director of the institute where they are enrolled. Written by Ari Herzog <ari@ici.net>

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American students go to Paris ... The less they study the more they learn.

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26 October 1979 (USA)  »

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Baci da Parigi  »

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Toni: You know, I don't understand anything you are saying.
Joel: Don't you speak French?
Toni: Not your French.
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Outstanding Movie - Please come to DVD!
9 November 2004 | by (DFW) – See all my reviews

I think this is one of the best "coming of age" movies ever made. I think it was a victim of the US/Iran problems of 1979. Had the Iranian problem not happened, I believe this would have been more widely viewed originally, and more of a hit. The performances are excellent. Seeing Debra Winger before her rise to stardom is worth the price. It's sad to me to know that Valerie Quennessen died in 1989. I also loved the performance of Marie-France Pisier. Mandy Patinkin was so good in this movie. I love his comedy performances. Being filmed on location in Paris (and the surrounding countryside) along with the performances of genuine French actors gives this movie the realism necessary to believe all the characters. We all have had the wide-eyed innocence that makes this film perfect. I wish there would be a release on DVD. My VHS tape could run thin after a few more viewings.


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