After her mother dies, fourteen-year-old Marion falls in love with her stepfather, Remy.

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Bertrand Blier

Writers:

Bertrand Blier, Bertrand Blier (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Dewaere ... Rémi Bachelier
Ariel Besse Ariel Besse ... Marion
Maurice Ronet ... Charly
Geneviève Mnich Geneviève Mnich ... Simone (as Genevieve Mnich)
Maurice Risch ... Nicolas
Macha Méril ... La maîtresse de maison (anniversaire) (as Macha Meril)
Rose Thiéry Rose Thiéry ... Madame Doullens (as Rose Thiery)
Pierre Le Rumeur Pierre Le Rumeur ... Le pédiatre (as Pierre Lerumeur)
Yves Gasc Yves Gasc ... Monsieur Doullens
Michel Berto Michel Berto ... Le professeur
Catherine Alcover Catherine Alcover ... La doctoresse de SOS Médecins
Henri-Jacques Huet Henri-Jacques Huet ... Le gérant du restaurant international
Jacques Rispal ... Le chauffeur de taxi
Nathalie Baye ... Charlotte
Nicole Garcia ... Martine
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Remy is morose, nearing 30 with his career as a musician going nowhere and his eight-year marriage to Martine souring. Then, Martine dies in a car crash, and Marion, her 14-year-old, wants to stay rather than move to her father's. Remy likes the idea: he loves her, he's raised her, and she offers him emotional responsibility. Marion's father objects, but she's willful, so he relents. Soon, she tells Remy she finds him attractive, that she's now "a woman," and why can't they be lovers. Remy is appalled, but weakens, missing her when she spends Christmas with her dad. What if they do become lovers? What next? And what if a women more his age enters the picture? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The story of an extraordinary seduction...

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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The film played at the New York Film Festival in October 1981. The film was released in the U.K. as Stepfather and in the U.S. as Beau Pere. In Canada, the film was banned in the province of Ontario but approved for Quebec and British Columbia, and was a particularly controversial case concerning censorship and community standards. See more »

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Fabrice Luchini appeared in the film as a homosexual but his scenes were deleted. See more »

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Referenced in Lolita (1997) See more »

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Try Me (I Know We Can Make It)
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Performed by Donna Summer
Written by Pete Bellotte, Giorgio Moroder, Donna Summer (uncredited)
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Very intelligent
20 February 2000 | by MarioBSee all my reviews

Blier is not my favorite French director. Too much irony and too much Godard-a-like in his films. But this one is very different. It's written with great intelligence and, like in most of the French Cinema, it had a wonderful sense of reality. The subject is touchy : a man falls in love with a young teenager (14 years old). But here, we have not the classic Lolita. The young girl looks realistic, and so is her feelings. Superb acting and a great musical score.


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Country:

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Language:

French

Release Date:

11 October 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beau Pere See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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