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Faustine et le bel été (1972)

Faustine who is just 16 years old makes the most of her youth during a beautiful summer when she learns a lot about love.


Nina Companeez


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Muriel Catalá Muriel Catalá ... Faustine
Claire Vernet Claire Vernet ... Claire / Jean's wife
Maurice Garrel ... Jean / Claire's husband
Francis Huster ... Joachim / Jean's son
Jacques Spiesser Jacques Spiesser ... Florent / Jean's son
Georges Marchal ... Julien / Jean's brother
Marianne Eggerickx Marianne Eggerickx ... Ariane / Julien's daughter
Isabelle Adjani ... Camille / Julien's daughter
Jacques Weber ... Haroun
Valentine Varela Valentine Varela ... Marie / Jean and Claire's daughter
Nathalie Baye ... Giselle
Pierre Plessis Pierre Plessis ... Henri / Grandfather
Andrée Tainsy Andrée Tainsy ... Grandmother
Virginie Thévenet Virginie Thévenet ... Student #1
Isabelle Huppert ... Student #2


Faustine is a teenager. She wants everything to match her dreams. She spends her holidays with her grandparents, she is fascinated by the neighbors who live in a big blue house. She observes, but does not dare to meet them. She is a bit voyeur, slightly perverse. By dint of observing, she is invited to spend her days with the family. There is Jean the father who is remarried recently to a younger woman, Claire, his two sons Joachim and Florent and his brother Julien with two daughters, Camille and Ariane. Claire appears ready to seduce her handsome stepsons, but Florent is more interested in Faustine; Although initially excited by Florent's advances, Faustine soon realizes that he is not the man for her. Instead, she falls for the charms of the much older Julien and imagines that he reciprocates her feelings. Written by lament

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Release Date:

12 January 1972 (France) See more »

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Desejo de Amar See more »

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Film debut of Jacques Spiesser. See more »

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A bevy of beautiful girls .....
23 June 2006 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

.... spending a "beautiful Summer" (that's what the title claims) in a green country .Faustine is one of them .All the boys around woo her particularly Joachim(Francis Huster Nina Companez would use again for her notorious "Histoire Tres Bonne et Tres Joyeuse de Colinot Trousse -Chemise") but Faustine is not an easy girl;she has this immortal line "I haven't allowed you to caress my back" .

Harmless ,nay dumb stuff:the only good thing is George Marchal's presence.in a part unworthy of himself, he portrays the mature man .

The -harrowing- question is:will Faustine play around with all the young dudes or will she fall for a man who could be her father?

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