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À nos amours (1983)

An erratic young woman's family desperately tries to prevent her increasingly erotic ways.

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Christophe Odent ...
Michel
Dominique Besnehard ...
Robert
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Jean-Pierre
Jacques Fieschi ...
Le beau-frère
Valérie Schlumberger ...
Marie-France
Evelyne Ker ...
Pierre Novion ...
Adrien
Tsilka Theodorou ...
Fanny
Cyr Boitard ...
Luc
Anne-Marie Nivelle ...
Mère Jean-Pierre
Anne-Sophie Maillé ...
Pierre-Loup Rajot ...
Bernard
Jean-Paul Camail ...
Angelo
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Suzanne is sixteen and is having sex with many boys, just for fun, but did not manage to really love one of them. Her family does not understand her. The father does not like her behaviour. When he leaves home, the mother becomes a little bit neurotic. And Suzanne's brother Robert, begins to beat her as a punishment. Written by Yepok

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To Our Loves  »

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Trivia

Film debut of Sandrine Bonnaire. Her two film appearances prior to this film were two uncredited roles. See more »

Goofs

In the sequence with the American, Suzanne's outfit changes from a one-shoulder black dress with white stripes trimming just the top of the bodice, to a one-shoulder black&white striped top with a black skirt, and back again. See more »

Quotes

Le père: You think you're in love, but you just want to be loved.
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Referenced in Der schöne Tag (2001) See more »

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The Cold Song
Henry Purcell (as Percell)
interprété par Klaus Nomi
disques RCA
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How can anybody get bored watching a film like this?
22 July 2013 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Others have already said that "À nos amours" is a great film, even more have said that Sandrine Bonnaire was a knockout in her demanding rôle as Suzanne. There is a sort of timeline, a beginning and an end, but this is really a film about a personal journey through a part of Suzanne's late adolescence. Young people who have watched the film recently are sometimes very annoyed with Suzanne, but this only proves that Miss Bonnaire has made them care about her character even to the point that they perhaps want to shake her, to take her into a corner and tell her what mistakes she is making. There is also a conflict which some pretend had disappeared by the end of the "swinging sixties"

  • the generation gap between the sexual mores of parents and
adolescents, which was of course still real in the early eighties and remains so in many cultures. Unpredictable behaviour (by Suzanne's brother, for example) is also a real part of family life for many young people. Every time I watch the film (and I have seen it very often, as I used it in my French classes more than once) I notice details which had escaped me or which I had forgotten. Pialat made other great films, but "À nos amours" remains my favourite. If possible watch it in French, with subtitles if necessary - but see it before you die!


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