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Marianne of My Youth (1955)

Marianne de ma jeunesse (original title)
A young man in a Bavarian boarding school falls in love with a mysterious girl.

Director:

Julien Duvivier

Writers:

Peter von Mendelssohn (inspired by the novel: "Douloureuse Arcadie"), Peter von Mendelssohn (novel) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marianne Hold ... Marianne
Horst Buchholz ... Vincent Loringer (german version only)
Pierre Vaneck Pierre Vaneck ... Vincent Loringer (french version only)
Gil Vidal Gil Vidal ... Manfred (french version only)
Udo Vioff ... Manfred (german version only)
Jean Yonnel Jean Yonnel ... Der Freiherr
Friedrich Domin ... Professor
Jean Galland ... Capitaine von Brower
Michael Ande Michael Ande ... Klein-Felix
Claude Aragon Claude Aragon ... Jan
Harry Hardt Harry Hardt ... Rittmeister von Brauer
Ady Berber ... Diener
Serge Delmas Serge Delmas
Carl Simon Carl Simon ... Gottvater
Bert Brandt Bert Brandt ... Toby
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Storyline

A young man in a Bavarian boarding school falls in love with a mysterious girl.

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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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Country:

France | West Germany

Language:

French | German

Release Date:

18 March 1955 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Marianne of My Youth See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Shot back to back in two versions, one in French and the other in German. See more »

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Referenced in Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001) See more »

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Visually, often evocative and sensitive
31 July 1999 | by VJA-2See all my reviews

Style, setting, lighting, and mood are the strong points of this coming of age film, replete with youthful exuberance, faith, yearning and near fairy-tale trappings. However, once you get beyond mood and atmosphere, the film, upon reflection, is quite pedestrian in its plot and dialogue. I first saw this film when I was 12 years old, and it made a major impression on me. I've never seen it screened anywhere else (and I've had serious arguments with very knowledgeable buffs about whether or not it actually existed), and, honestly, I don't know if I ever want to see it again and risk losing that sense of youthful wonder.


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