Charlotte (Gainsbourg) is being raised without a mother. She is only 13 but ready to be an adult. She meets an older boy and begins a relationship while teaching a young friend about life and learning the ropes herself.

Director:

Writers:

(scenario), (scenario) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In a small town in post-World-War-II France, an unhappy sixteen-year-old (Janine Castang) tries to escape her dreary situation by any means at her disposal. Three successive friends (Michel... See full summary »

Director: Claude Miller
Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Didier Bezace, Simon de La Brosse
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Stan, screeplay writer, had his time of glory in Hollywood. Today, alcoholic with a certain envy for suicide, his only link to life is his daughter, Charlotte.

Director: Serge Gainsbourg
Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Serge Gainsbourg, Roland Bertin
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Jacques Doillon
Stars: Ann-Gisel Glass, Jacques Bonnaffé, Fanny Bastien
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A "normal" guy who is married to a hot actress gets worried that she is involved with her costar. This worry turns into jealousy and causes problems in their relationship. This is a story about trust and a comedy about the actions between men and women.

Director: Yvan Attal
Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Yvan Attal, Terence Stamp
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Camille, a naive schoolgirl meets an intiguing influence in Joelle, a slightly older and much more experienced spirit. Camille follows her new friend through the discovery of sex and the ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Blier
Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Anouk Grinberg, Michel Blanc
La bûche (1999)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Christmas, family, and infidelity. Yvette's husband has died, and her grown daughters join her at the grave: Sonia, wealthy, bourgeois, and generous; Louba, living with their dad Stanislas,... See full summary »

Director: Danièle Thompson
Stars: Sabine Azéma, Emmanuelle Béart, Charlotte Gainsbourg
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

When Peter, Margaux's American writer husband, leaves Paris in a funk and heads home, she finds herself the single parent of two near teens. She also gets a new assignment at work: to find,... See full summary »

Director: Élie Chouraqui
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Christopher Lambert, Richard Anconina
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Four children try to hold things together and play a family in their isolated prefab house after the death of their parents. As they begin to deteriorate mentally, they hide their mom's festering corpse in a makeshift concrete sarcophagus.

Director: Andrew Birkin
Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Andrew Robertson, Alice Coulthard
Amoureuse (1992)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Marie and Antoine live together. They are in love. She wants to have a baby, but he does not agree. She meets Paul. Paul tries to seduce her, Marie rejects him, but when Paul sleeps with ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Doillon
Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Yvan Attal, Thomas Langmann
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A French resistance group liberates some German prisoners. Turns out one of them is a spy.

Director: Costa-Gavras
Stars: Charles Vanel, Bruno Cremer, Jean-Claude Brialy
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In spring 1976, a 19-year-old beauty, her German-born mother, and her crippled father move to the town of a firefighter nicknamed Pin-Pon. Everyone notices the provocative Eliane. She ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Becker
Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Alain Souchon, Suzanne Flon
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Directors: Christophe d'Yvoire, Jean-Pierre Lavoignat, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Lucien Gainsbourg, Jane Birkin
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Clothilde Baudon ...
Julie Glenn ...
Lulu
...
Léone
...
Sam
Jean-Philippe Écoffey ...
Jean
Raoul Billerey ...
Antoine Castang
Richard Guerry ...
Regard sombre
Simon de La Brosse ...
Jacky Castang (as Simon de la Brosse)
Cédric Liddell ...
Pierre-Alain Gallabert
Chantal Banlier ...
Serveuse perroquet
Philippe Baronnet ...
Professeur de gymnastique
Louisa Shafa ...
Femme vestiaire
Edit

Storyline

Charlotte (Gainsbourg) is being raised without a mother. She is only 13 but ready to be an adult. She meets an older boy and begins a relationship while teaching a young friend about life and learning the ropes herself.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 December 1985 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Charlotte and Lulu  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Features The Exorcist (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Le 11ème Concerto de Mozart
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as Mozart)
Performed by L'Orchestre de l'Ile de France
Conducted by Jacques Mercier
Performed by Alain Planes, piano
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
2004 and still delightful!
24 October 2004 | by (miami, fl) – See all my reviews

Even though this film was released in 1985, I've recently watched it, and it is extraordinarily delightful! This is one of the most splendid French films I have ever seen! Claude Miller captivates his audience with a remarkable cast featuring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jean-Philipe 'Ecoffey, Julie Glenn, Simon de la Brosse, etc. This film is filled with a lot of coming of age angst from its main characters. It's comedic moments with the constant outbursts from Charlotte are incredibly cute but also endearing. I've never encountered quite a warm and personable film as L' Effrontee before.

In addition, L' Ecffrontee also boasts a fun theme song reminiscent of ABBA, which I desperately want to download!


12 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?