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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Marianne
... Vincent Loringer (german version only)
Pierre Vaneck ... Vincent Loringer (french version only)
Gil Vidal ... Manfred (french version only)
... Manfred (german version only)
Jean Yonnel ... Der Freiherr
Friedrich Domin ... Professor
... Capitaine von Brower
Michael Ande ... Klein-Felix
Claude Aragon ... Jan
Harry Hardt ... Rittmeister von Brauer
... Diener
Serge Delmas
Carl Simon ... Gottvater
Bert Brandt ... Toby
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A young man in a Bavarian boarding school falls in love with a mysterious girl.

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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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Romantic Duvivier
13 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

In a world as black as Duvivier's,"Marianne de ma jeunesse" seems like an anomaly.This movie was looked upon,for a while, as the film equivalent of Alain-Fournier's "le grand Meaulnes",but as so many movies of the fifties,it was overshadowed by the impending coming for the nouvelle vague.

Hindsight displays its charms.Pierre Vaneck portrays a young romantic high school student,in a remote castle on the misty banks of a lake.Across the lake,there lives a mysterious beautiful woman who seems to be in jeopardy.The atmosphere is dreamy,and the audience sometimes stops and wonders whether the story is a fairy tale or not.Sandwiched,in Duvivier's work,between two very noir films ,"l'affaire Maurizius" ,and "voici le temps des assassins" -which I urge everybody to see if he can-,"Marianne " seems like a truce, a quiet place where the man's soul remains chaste and pure.

The black and white cinematography is close to perfect.


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