Fifteen year old Pauline and her older cousin, model-shaped Marion, go to the emptying Atlantic coast for an autumn holiday. Marion ignores the approaches of a surfer and falls for Henri, a hedonist who is only interested in a sexual adventure and drops her soon. Pauline's little romance with a young man (Sylvain) is also spoiled by Henri. Written by
Otto Oberhauser <Oberhauser@cc.univie.ac.at>
Did You Know?
When Pierre confronts Pauline at her cousin's house, Pauline is interrupted in reading a Gallimard book entitled 'L'Ennemi public n° 2', written by Gérard Lecas
. Lecas, while an author of not overwhelming popularity, was also involved in filmmaking, particularly in the films of director Éric Rohmer
, and was in fact working as a sound assistant on Pauline à la plage
(1983). 'L'Ennemi public n° 2', his debut novel, had been published in 1982, the year in which the film was being made. See more
She shouldn't be picking up idiots on the beach.