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A Little Romance (1979)

A French boy (Daniel) and an American girl (Lauren), who goes to school in Paris, meet and begin a little romance. They befriend Julius who enchants them with his storytelling. In an ... See full summary »

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A French boy (Daniel) and an American girl (Lauren), who goes to school in Paris, meet and begin a little romance. They befriend Julius who enchants them with his storytelling. In an attempt to ensure the teens' love forever, the three journey to Venice. Written by Felicia H. Berke <feberke@vassar.edu>

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Un pequeño romance  »

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Trivia

The place where the young couple wanted to seal their union with a sunset kiss was under Venice's Bridge of Sighs. This was based on a legend which said that "lovers who kiss beneath the Bridge of Sighs in Venice, at sunset as the bells of Campanile toll, will love each other forever". See more »

Goofs

Around minute 51 when on the Champs-Elysees a pedestrian makes an obscene gesture to the camera. They should've noticed this and re-shot on the spot. See more »

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Julius: There is a legend which says that if two lovers - kiss - in a gondola, under the Bridge of Sighs, at sunset, when the bells of the Campanile toll - they will love each other - forever.
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References The 400 Blows (1959) See more »

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Best romantic movie ever
25 February 2002 | by (San Diego) – See all my reviews

I love this movie because it is a real love story. This is not some cheesy feel good Hollywood movie, this is a movie about love and it's transitory nature.

It's a movie about love without all the sex, corny lines and bad jokes that permeates the modern so - called romance movies.

Laurence Olivier plays a difficult role to the tilt. One of the toughest roles you can play is a character that is an actual ham. How do you portray a ham handed con artist without over-acting? Watch Olivier in this film and you will see a clinic on subtle acting.

I'm not a big fan of romantic movies. And I never cry at movies. But this one makes me cry every time I see it.


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