MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 6,247 this week

Hair Under the Roses (2000)
"Du poil sous les roses" (original title)

6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 286 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 1 critic

The discovery of sexuality through the eyes of a group of teenagers.

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Alpha House Premieres Today

All ten episodes of the second season of "Alpha House" are available now. Watch them now, only on Prime Instant Video.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1805 titles
created 11 Oct 2011
 
a list of 401 titles
created 16 Jan 2012
 
a list of 417 titles
created 22 Jan 2012
 
a list of 8825 titles
created 08 Sep 2013
 
a list of 174 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Hair Under the Roses (2000)

Hair Under the Roses (2000) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Hair Under the Roses.
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Léa I (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Léa is a student who grew up as an orphan. She lives with her grandmother who once brought her up and who now relentlessly demands Léa's full attention, even at night time. One night her ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Rolland
Stars: Anne Azoulay, Ginette Garcin, Eric Elmosnino
Dreng (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

18-year old Christian has just graduated from high school. At his summer job he is seduced by the 36-year old single mother Sanne. Soon he is drawn into a world of sensuality and his ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Gantzler
Stars: Sebastian Jessen, Marie Louise Wille, Helle Merete Sørensen
Born in 68 (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Two young lovers change their lives drastically after the 1968 revolt, leading to choices that move them in different directions.

Directors: Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau
Stars: Laetitia Casta, Yannick Renier, Yann Trégouët
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Angyali üdvözlet, aka "The Annunciation", is a surreal account of the history of humanity as portrayed entirely by children between the ages of 8 and 12... See full synopsis »

Director: András Jeles
Stars: Péter Bocsor, Júlia Mérö, Eszter Gyalog
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Fashion executive Dominique's obsession for Quentin, a young bisexual hustler, fills her desire for physical love but leaves her taxed emotionally. Twists and turns in the relationship, ... See full summary »

Director: Benoît Jacquot
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Vincent Martinez, Vincent Lindon
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Summer, 1967. La Goulette, the touristic beach of Tunisi, is the site where three nice seventeen-year-old girls live: Gigi, sicilian and catholic; Meriem, Tunisian and Arab; Tina, French ... See full summary »

Director: Férid Boughedir
Stars: Sonia Mankaï, Ava Cohen-Jonathan, Sarah Pariente
Kid Svensk (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The year is 1984. It's summer, and the rebellious 12-year-old girl Kid wants to stay in Gothenburg, but her mother has other plans. Kid discovers that summer vacation in Finland isn't as ... See full summary »

Director: Nanna Huolman
Stars: Mia Saarinen, Milka Ahlroth, Jim Rautiainen
April in Love (2006)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Avril is a novice in a convent of "Baptistine" sisters, a monastic order which was officially dissolved by the end of the nineteenth century but that is kept alive by Mère Marie Joseph, the... See full summary »

Director: Gérald Hustache-Mathieu
Stars: Sophie Quinton, Miou-Miou, Nicolas Duvauchelle
Côte d'Azur (2005)
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

For summer vacation, Marc (Melki) and Béatrix (Tedeschi) take their two kids to the seaside house of Marc's youth, where their daughter takes up with a biker and their sons roams the beach with his best friend, who is in love with him. Things get steamier when Béatrix's lover Mathieu shows up, and Marc's old flame appears.

Directors: Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau
Stars: Gilbert Melki, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Sabrina Seyvecou
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Thiss drama focuses on three very different brothers, all searching for happiness. Hans-Jörg is a sex addicted librarian, who is interested in young students. Werner is a successful ... See full summary »

Director: Oskar Roehler
Stars: Martin Weiß, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Father slowly falls in love with his son's teenage girlfriend.

Director: Jacques Doillon
Stars: Judith Godrèche, Melvil Poupaud, Jacques Doillon
Wifemistress (1977)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Since her husband pronounced her frigid on her wedding night, Antonia DeAngelis has been an invalid. When he disappears, she believes him dead: she leaves her bed and takes over his ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Vicario
Stars: Laura Antonelli, Marcello Mastroianni, Leonard Mann
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Durand ...
Roudoudou
Alexis Roucout ...
Romain
Alice Houri ...
Lila
Jean-Baptiste Pénigault ...
Francis
Marina Tomé ...
Jeanne, la mère de Roudoudou
...
Jojo, le frère de Roudoudou
Agnès Obadia ...
Dominique, la mère de Romain
Rosette ...
Sylviane, la mère de Francis
Laurent Godard ...
Paulo
Philippe Richard ...
Le père de Roudoudou
Eric Bonicatto ...
Le journaliste
...
Le gynécologue
Eric Surgère ...
Le psychologue
Erick Deshors ...
Le footballeur homo
Jacques Garsi ...
L'homme de 50 ans
Edit

Storyline

The discovery of sexuality through the eyes of a group of teenagers.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

1 November 2000 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Hair Under the Roses  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The imperative of sex in contemporary society
20 December 2010 | by (Peru) – See all my reviews

Obadia & Chervier's film confronts teenage sexuality through the analysis of contemporary society's demands. Every aspect of life demands now utter success; and sex has become yet another facet in which one must either triumph or perish.

The film focuses mainly in two characters: Roudoudou, a lightheaded and cheerful girl who is preoccupied with sexual matters that no one can answer plainly. School education is not fit to the inquiries of young minds; the expert's opinion (in this case her gynecologist) is too cold and detached from the actual sexual act. The other character is 15-years-old Romain, a seemingly reclusive boy whose only friend is the son of her mother's lesbian partner.

Our vision of sex has evolved and devolved throughout time. Sex has been interpreted from a healthy perspective of tolerance in Ancient Greece and in the first two centuries of the Roman Empire, to a more restricted or condemned approach in medieval times; it has even been a force that needed to be subjugated and canalized into the path of prosperity and production in the Victorian Age. Nonetheless, sex is today as complex as ever, perhaps even more complicated as this film suggests.

Jacques Lacan's followers have theorized that in contemporary society the individual has become the main and sole purpose of the being, whereas in past times a social group or even a shared idea would have been of paramount relevance. The individual, of course, must be defined negating the other. Thus, contemporary approach to sex consists in nullifying the otherness of the sexual partner. Sex is no longer an intimate or powerful moment, but rather the reification of the individual's Lacanian imperative of jouissance. The film provides more than enough arguments to uphold this analysis.

As philosopher Alan Badieu explains, we live in a society of symptom and simulacrum. Sex is a powerful act and as such is deemed dangerous, so the only way to get rid of it is through simulacrum. Certain forms of contemporary pornography nurture the simulacrum to the point it becomes more important than sex itself. In "Du Poil Sous les Roses", the viewer witnesses yet another form of simulacrum, although a saner one, in two scenes: during the first one Roudoudou overhears his brother having "sex phone" with her best friend. In the second one, Roudoudou catches Romain in the middle of a "sex call". Although in the movie the strength of the simulacrum lingers on so fiercely that sex is replaced and no real intercourse takes place (in fact sexual intercourse between the boy and the girl will become an excruciating moment they cannot surmount easily). The symptom symbolizes the discontents of civilization, and as such here the heterosexual normative works only to seclude Romain and his friend from accepting motherly lesbianism or even homosexuality. As it can be seen in the mutual masturbation scene between the two boys, homosexuality is quickly dismissed as a valid option. What do the directors try to tell us with this? Perhaps that in a world saturated with information we no longer seek the truth, we just comfortably adapt ourselves to the simulacrum laid ahead in front of us. Even after all the stimulus teenagers currently get, their knowledge about sex still doesn't amount to much.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Do you know where i can find.... gracielaventura
Where can I purchase this DVD? clint-stevens
Discuss Hair Under the Roses (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?