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The Party (1980)

La boum (original title)
This is the story about the first love experiences of a teenage-girl.

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Denise Grey ...
Jean-Michel Dupuis ...
Étienne
Dominique Lavanant ...
Vanessa
Bernard Giraudeau ...
Éric Lehman
Jacques Ardouin ...
Père de Raoul
Evelyne Bellego ...
Éliane
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Guibert
Bernard Born ...
Skating Rink Bouncer
Jean-Claude Bouillaud ...
Père Boum 2
Micheline Bourday ...
Journaliste 'VSD'
Florence Brunold ...
Femme enceinte
Jean-Pierre Castaldi ...
Brassac
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13 years old Vic is new in her high school; soon she makes friends with Penelope. Together they check out the guys in quest for a great love. But Vic's parents are their handicap, since they won't allow her to attend the "boum", a big party. But with some help of grandma Poupette it works out anyways and Vic falls in love with Matthieu. At the same time her parent's marriage is on the edge when her father's ex-girlfriend demands a last night together. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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17 December 1980 (France)  »

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Film debut of Sophie Marceau. See more »

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References Modern Times (1936) See more »

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Swingin' Around
Performed by The Cruisers
Music by Vladimir Cosma
Lyrics by Jeff Jordan
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French cult teenage movie
1 August 2003 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

Every French girl between the age of 15 and 35 knows this classic movie by heart!

La Boum takes place in Paris (Saint Germain des Prés) in the early eighties. 13 year-old Vic and best friend Penelope are dealing with high-school life, first loves and the problems in their parents' couples. The first half of the movie is about Vic trying to convince her parents to let her attend her first "boum" (home party), with the help of her hilarious grand-grand mother. Of course, Vic falls in love at the party, and the second half of the movie focuses on the relationship.

"La Boum" is a beautiful movie about adolescence, with great comedy moments and fabulous actors. Any teenage girl or anyone who's into the 80s culture should see it. It also has a very parisian touch that I love. We see so many movies taking place in american high schools, kids driving to school, playing fields, cheerleaders, etc etc... "La Boum" shows the life in Paris as it really is, for a change. This was the first role of Sophie Marceau (later to be a James Bond villain).


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