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Graduate First (1978)
"Passe ton bac d'abord..." (original title)

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Sabine Haudepin ...
Élisabeth
Philippe Marlaud ...
Philippe
Annick Alane ...
La mère (as Annik Alane)
Michel Caron ...
Le père
Christian Bouillette ...
Le patron
Jean-François Adam ...
Le prof de philo
Bernard Tronczak ...
Bernard
Patrick Lepcynski ...
Patrick
Agnès Makowiak ...
Agnès
Charline Bourré ...
Charline
Patrick Playez ...
Rocky
Muriel Lacroix ...
Muriel
Frédérique Cerbonnet ...
Frédérique
Fabienne Neuville ...
La soeur d'Elisabeth
Aline Fayard ...
La femme du patron
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Quite the surprise
3 December 2012 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

Being one of the more overlooked and forgotten Pialats this took me quite off guard. This seems to be the point where Pialat really changed his style. This is actually quite warm, even though we're still, at least in parts, the objective observer. We follow the lives of a group of young friends in their final year of high school, who drift about, make out, have sex, get married, get low paying jobs, etc.

The first half really felt like a more low down contemporary French version of American Graffity only without the cars. It has quite a bit of charm, and the characters are quite the personalities. Slightly lost it's drive towards the middle, when they went on vacation, and the tension with parents, etc. was rather left behind, but it went strong till the end - though I must admit I was slightly disappointed by the final reveal. Anyhow, pretty spectacular stuff. And very unexpected coming from Pialat. 8.5/10.


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