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Goodbye First Love (2011)
"Un amour de jeunesse" (original title)

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A chronicle of the romance between Camille and Sullivan, which begins during their adolescence and picks up after Sullivan's 8-year absence from exploring the world.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Magne-Håvard Brekke ...
Lorenz (as Magne Håvard Brekke)
Valérie Bonneton ...
La mère de Camille
Serge Renko ...
Le père de Camille
Özay Fecht ...
La mère de Sullivan
Max Ricat ...
Le frère de Sullivan
Louis Dunbar ...
Un ami
Philippe Paimblanc ...
Le 1er antiquaire
Patrice Movermann ...
Le 2e antiquaire
Le frère de Camille
Amélie Robin ...
Amie du lycée
Justine Dhouailly ...
Amie du lycée (as Justin Dhouilly)
Charlotte Faivre ...
La chef des hôtesses
François Buot ...
Le prof d'histoire


A chronicle of the romance between Camille and Sullivan, which begins during their adolescence and picks up after Sullivan's 8-year absence from exploring the world.

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Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

6 July 2011 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Adeus, Primeiro Amor  »

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€3,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,077 (USA) (20 April 2012)


$62,890 (USA) (11 May 2012)

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1.85 : 1
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Camille: Hurry up. I want you.
Sullivan: Sex. Always sex - the only thing you care about. Wouldn't you rather read for a change?
Camille: We have all of our life to be serious. Let's make the most of our youth.
Sullivan: Whatever you say.
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The Water
Written by Johnny Flynn
Interpréter par Johnny Flynn Feat. Laura Marling
©Transgressive Publishing Ltd
All rights administered by Warner Chappell Music France
(P) 2010 Transgressive Records Ltd., Under exclusive license to Cooperative Music for Europe.
Cooperative Music is a division of V2 Records International
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12 May 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Louis Garrel recently made his first feature film as director, Le Petit Tailleur, in an interview afterwards he admitted that his film was of a Paris that did not exist anymore, where the young went to the theatre to see Kleist. His film, as this one, contains a nostalgia for the New Wave. This is tacitly admitted in Goodbye First Love when Sullivan mentions that he went to a party in the suburbs where kids went to have sex and take drugs, a piece of shrapnel that doesn't fit in the jigsaw of this movie. The young of the developed world live with their eyes burnt out.

Goodbye First Love tells the story of Camille, in love with Sullivan, and how she copes with losing that love and moving on with her life. There's something pristine about the way that young animals love and lust together, narcotic and somewhat illusory, but on the threshold of paradise; and actually the most astonishing part of the film practically occurs in an Eden. One its successes is the casting of two actors who have an obvious sexual compatibility, which lends credibility to the treatment.

Mature love comes, but lies in the cradle of shared creativity and mutual respect, which should represent a superannuation of first love; but flesh is not just. For Camille, riding on the pannier rack of Sullivan's bicycle and grasping his body will always be the seed of her crystal.

Goodbye First Love, by the way, is an incredible aesthetic treat (my favourite part may well have been when the two rake over the ashes of their love, lying together likes ravens in a shattered tower, all a creation of capturing colour carefully). I felt privileged to have watched it, to have been let inside what's a meagerly-camouflaged auto-biography from Mia Hansen-Løve. I may well love and be loved back one day, but it won't be the Hamelin song that Mia has let me see, and I'm grateful to her for this facsimile.

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