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Le péril jeune (1994)

Ten years after their Upper Sixth, Bruno, Momo, Leon and Alain meet together in the waiting room of a maternity hospital. The father of the awaited baby is Tomasi, their best friend at that... See full summary »

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Tomasi
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Alain Chabert
Nicolas Koretzky ...
Maurice 'Momo' Zareba
Julien Lambroschini ...
Bruno
Joachim Lombard ...
Leon
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Christine
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Barbara
Caroline Damiens
Jacques Marchand ...
Moroni
Christine Sandre ...
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Nathalie Krebs ...
Philosophy Teacher
François Toumarkine ...
History and Geography Teacher
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Biology Teacher
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Ten years after their Upper Sixth, Bruno, Momo, Leon and Alain meet together in the waiting room of a maternity hospital. The father of the awaited baby is Tomasi, their best friend at that time, who died one month before due to an overdose. They remember their teenage, their laughs, their dreams, their stupid pranks... Through the pasts of the five main characters, a description of the French youth in the middle of the seventies. Written by Yepok

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1983... A merman I shoud turn to be
Performed by Jimi Hendrix
Lyrics and Music by Jimi Hendrix
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The inapt pupils: the past generation (rental)
10 October 2014 | by (PariS) – See all my reviews

In France, we have a famous 80s comedy about lazy, funny teens in high school getting their diploma (« Les Sous Doués »). Here, it's the same thing but during the decade before, thus in the 70s : what's striking is the high politic and societal consciousness of those students (marxism, feminism) and their fashion style (wool) that dresses them like shepherds ! In the 80s, those 2 facts have disappeared but we had still style and education (I studied then), whereas nowadays, in the next millennium, those same classes are just hollow, stupid and dress in sport-ware all the time !

As a Klapish movie, we can discern already his future trademark : it's fresh, funny and he isn't afraid to play with the frame (here, when they are all stoned !). He knew already how to blend some serious matters (jobless, getting old and responsible, falling in love) in a light content. His casting was great as he was one who discovered Romain. All his buddies are cool too and i admit that the young English teacher is just amazing to shake a young shy student (like I was).


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