An adolescent comes of age during a summer in the Rhône valley with his maternal grandparents. Jules seems a little too close to his mother and distant from his father, who wants Jules out ... See full summary »

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Le Grand-Père / Grandfather
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Jules
Sophie Carle ...
Evelyne
Clémentine Célarié ...
La mère / Mother
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La grand-mère / Grandmother
Didier Flamand ...
Le père / Father
André Lacombe ...
Triple Dose
Sylvain Stathatos ...
Bébert
Pierre-Olivier Mornas ...
Le Rouquin
Renaud Ménager ...
Trapu
Manuela Gourary ...
La tante de Bébert / Bébert's aunt
Joël Barbouth ...
L'oncle de Bébert (as Joseph Barbouth)
Julie Marboeuf ...
Roselyne
Francesco ...
Le maître-nageur
Catherine Derain ...
L'infirmière
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An adolescent comes of age during a summer in the Rhône valley with his maternal grandparents. Jules seems a little too close to his mother and distant from his father, who wants Jules out of their Parisian house. It's to be a summer of transition, perhaps to a boarding school, and during these weeks in the country, Jules fishes with his grandfather; proves himself to the local youths, a group led by the bullying Red; takes on some tough guys; feels rejected by his mother; and, meets and pursues Evelyne, the village beauty. She's responsive, and Jules doesn't exactly know what to do next. Then, something happens that propels Jules into decisiveness and maturity. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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3 June 1992 (France)  »

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A gentle coming of age film from France.
27 November 2006 | by (France) – See all my reviews

I saw this film on TV5 last night. As it is a Swiss TV station, there are French sub-titles, which I find useful as I am trying to improve my spoken French. This is a genre that the French do particularly well. A young boy Jules (Benoit Magimel), living with his grandparents (Charles Aznavour & Francoise Arnoul - a blast from the past),in the Loire Valley, is seduced by a local child of nature - Evylene (Sophie Carle - a lovely understated performance). They go fishing together, she shows him where to look; they walk; talk; her overt sexuality confuses him. He withdraws to safer ground - family. And here again, the French have that wonderful facility for showing the gentle interaction of different age groups; simple family meals; gentle teasing. The local dance; the bullying of a simple boy; the jealous reaction of the rejected Evylene

  • are all portrayed without resorting to Hollywood artifice - the


intrusive music that distracts & irritates. The scenes, when his parents, living in distant Milan, come to visit are very poignant as is the scene with his father in the hospital. The final parting, as Jules sits in the bus, followed by Eveylene on her bicycle are very moving. I found this film most satisfying & would love to see it again. Maybe in DVD format.


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