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Private Lessons (2008)
"Élève libre" (original title)

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An aspiring tennis player is taken under the wing of an established player as his family life falls apart.

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Jonas Bloquet ...
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Pierre
Claire Bodson ...
Nathalie
Yannick Renier ...
Didier
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Delphine
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Pascale
Johan Leysen ...
Serge
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Thomas
Muriel Hérault ...
La titulaire de classe
Bernard Michel ...
Bernard
Luc Van Gunderbeeck ...
L'examinateur de math
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An aspiring tennis player is taken under the wing of an established player as his family life falls apart.

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Pierre: You can't beat a guy for sucking a guy off.
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Perversion is in the Eye of the Beholder
25 June 2010 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

It is said (and I have noted to be true) that people see in other people, in works of Art etc. or anything subjective, what THEY actually are. They project their own being, or shortcomings or fears or hidden secrets. That the author of the review below attack this sensitive film is such a disproportionately virulent (and plainly erroneous) way has said much more about him as a person than he probably intended to express. And to call a 17 year-old a 'child' (and who is in his full legal right to consent to any relationship he wishes to pursue, protected by the law itself) is so absurd as to suggest the author had a North American education. To see rape, to see perverted seduction in what is most obviously all but that, would be an alarm calm for anyone reading his review on this subtle film. What is sure is that with such a serious imbalance within him to feel the need to explode in this way, I would make sure no one below 18 walk near him. We have many recent examples of those who shouted far above the rest, and ended up being caught with their pants down, and I don't mean figuratively. His review reads like an open book of serious personal issues, as yet unresolved, and if his review serves any purpose it would be to help him seek assistance. More to do with the film now; it is of course slow and bleak like many European films, but like many European films dare to recount real life, real subtleties, real complexities of relationships that much cinema avoids - and that many like the author mentioned above would like to push so deep into (their subconscious) perversion as to ...create a perversion in itself, quite aside from the what the filmmaker made. It somehow makes them feel they have crushed their demon for a while - little to do with a review.


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