A sensitive, 14 year old orphan in a military school learns about life and love from his classmates and teachers.

Director:

Reviews
2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Farinelli (1994)
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Farinelli, is the artistic name of Carlo Broschi, a young singer in Handel's time. He was castrated in his childhood in order to preserve his voice. During his life he becomes to be a very ... See full summary »

Director: Gérard Corbiau
Stars: Stefano Dionisi, Enrico Lo Verso, Elsa Zylberstein
Caprice II (2015)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An average guy meets an actress who is more beautiful than he could ever imagine. But then a pesky girl materializes to make his life a living hell. His perfect girlfriend now thinks that he is involved with this Caprice.

Director: Emmanuel Mouret
Stars: Virginie Efira, Anaïs Demoustier, Laurent Stocker
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Jean-Paul Civeyrac
Stars: Guillaume Verdier, Morgane Hainaux, Frédérique Gagnol
Drama | History | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Corbiau repeats the Farinelli formula, artistic rivalry and social private drama expressed in dazzling, sometimes excessively lavish baroque scenery, music and costume, but this time in its... See full summary »

Director: Gérard Corbiau
Stars: Benoît Magimel, Boris Terral, Tchéky Karyo
Henri (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Yolande Moreau
Stars: Pippo Delbono, Miss Ming, Jackie Berroyer
Leda (1959)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A wealthy wine grower has trouble with his wife, his children, his best friend, and his mistress across the way, who is murdered.

Director: Claude Chabrol
Stars: Madeleine Robinson, Antonella Lualdi, Jean-Paul Belmondo
Feelings (2003)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two seemingly happily married French couples are forced to contend with a number of issues: Nearing the end of his career, small-town doctor Jacques (Jean-Pierre Bacri) and his wife Carole ... See full summary »

Director: Noémie Lvovsky
Stars: Nathalie Baye, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Isabelle Carré
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

17-year-old Mariano finds a gun in his house and, in a thoughtless impulse, shoots himself twice. But he survives.

Director: Martín Rejtman
Stars: Manuela Martelli, Susana Pampin, Laura Paredes
Le cousin (1997)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Nounours is the nickname of a "cousin" an informer with a special arrangement with the police: he gets 10% of the drugs seized thanks to his help. When his personal contact, inspector ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Corneau
Stars: Patrick Timsit, Alain Chabat, Samuel Le Bihan
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Aging opera singer Joachim Dallayrac retires from the stage and retreats to the countryside to school two young singers, Sophie and Jean. Although the rigorous training takes its toll on ... See full summary »

Director: Gérard Corbiau
Stars: José van Dam, Anne Roussel, Philippe Volter
Why Not Me? (1999)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Four gay French expatriots share a business in Barcelona. When they and their parents are thrown together for a "coming out" party, another French Farce ensues.

Director: Stéphane Giusti
Stars: Amira Casar, Julie Gayet, Bruno Putzulu
Love Bites (2001)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Antoine is a social wannabe who drops an elusive aristocrat's name to get into an exclusive party. The name - Jordan - gets him whisked by two burly bodyguards into the office of the host, ... See full summary »

Director: Antoine de Caunes
Stars: Guillaume Canet, Asia Argento, Gérard Lanvin
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laurent Grévill ...
Julien, le chéf
Martin Lamotte ...
Le 4ème de Section
...
Léna
...
François
Johan Rougeul ...
Galène
Roger Planchon ...
Le Capitaine
Claude Duneton ...
Le Professeur de français
...
Le Professeur d'allemand
Christian Barbier ...
Le Colonel
François Vincentelli ...
Le Chef des Anciens
Jean-Michel Flagothier ...
Le Sous-officier dortoir
Eric Frere ...
Le Sous-officier cachot
Stéphane Desvalois ...
Feuille Morte
Nicolas Grossetete ...
Vincent
Alain Fontaine ...
Rémy
Edit

Storyline

A sensitive, 14 year old orphan in a military school learns about life and love from his classmates and teachers.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

17 April 1991 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Year of Awakening  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Film Geek (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Ho Dimenticato
Written by Roland Schoelinck and David Miller
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A true story but a disappointing movie.
13 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

This movie tells the true story of a teenager who studies in a military school.These schools were free,but you had to serve five years in the army when you left them.An iron discipline was the golden rule.There was little time to dream or write poems as the hero used to do.The late forties must have been a gloomy atmosphere :WW2 was barely over ,and Indochina war was beginning.And we share all these youngsters ' fear of having to die in action in a not-so-distant future:every time a soldier (former student of the school) is killed ,the whole school pays its respects to him.

But what could have been an interesting depiction is finally very disappointing,particularly when compared to Yves Boisset's "Allons enfants" which tackled a similar subject.There's no dramatic progression and the cardboard characters do not help,which takes the biscuit,cause they are not fiction:particularly weak are the "good"instructor,his wife -with whom the hero has the de rigueur clichéd affair-and the villain -a drunk Martin Lamotte who's not given a single chance to shine-,not to mention the teacher "who teaches German but who does not approve of the concentration camps".Music and voice-over are intrusive.

Take "Allons enfants" (1981) instead.Yves Boisset is not that much subtle a director,but his movie has guts ,which is toatlly missing here.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss L'année de l'éveil (1991) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?