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This Special Friendship (1964)

Les amitiés particulières (original title)
THIS SPECIAL FRIENDSHIP tells of the tender relationship between a twelve-year-old boy and the upperclass man who is the object of his desire. All set in the rigid atmosphere of a ... See full summary »

Director:

Jean Delannoy

Writers:

Jean Aurenche, Pierre Bost (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Francis Lacombrade Francis Lacombrade ... Georges de Sarre
Didier Haudepin Didier Haudepin ... Alexandre Motier
François Leccia François Leccia ... Lucien Rouvière
Dominique Maurin Dominique Maurin ... Marc de Blajean
Louis Seigner ... Le père Lauzon / Father Lauzon
Michel Bouquet ... Le père de Trennes / Father Trennes
Lucien Nat Lucien Nat ... Le père supérieur / Father Superior
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Storyline

THIS SPECIAL FRIENDSHIP tells of the tender relationship between a twelve-year-old boy and the upperclass man who is the object of his desire. All set in the rigid atmosphere of a Jesuit-run school. Written by Jim Stark

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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What Was Their Guilt?

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Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

4 September 1964 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Heimliche Freundschaften See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The movie is based on Roger Peyrefitte's book. Peyrefitte studied in religious schools during his childhood, lived older/younger male to male love with a fan of his book, and outed many homosexual celebrities of his time, including his friend Henry de Montherlant, whose book (later a movie) La Ville Dont le Prince Est un Enfant has some coincidences with Les Amities Particulières. See more »

Goofs

When Lucien looks at his watch we can see that the time is 6:15 but he reads it as 10:35. See more »

Soundtracks

Alouette, gentille Alouette
(uncredited)
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24 April 1999 | by giorgio-6See all my reviews

I think that film was ill-treated at Venice in 1964, when it was presented, the reason is obviously due to the fact there was a particular section devoted to films dedicated at young people enhancement. No matter. This film never has been promoted and distributed in Italy, simply it was forgotten. The only projection was made in Milan in time of carnival (it was a joke?), no one can say it.

The story is one of those, that any sensible male youth, can mirror himself over the tragedy that it brings with. and I hope in its rescue.


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