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Bilitis (1977)

A coming of age story centering on the exploits of a young girl during summer vacation.

Director:

David Hamilton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patti D'Arbanville ... Bilitis (as Patricia D'Arbanville)
Mona Kristensen ... Melissa / Wife
Gilles Kohler ... Pierre / Husband
Bernard Giraudeau ... Lucas
Mathieu Carrière ... Nikias
Irka Bochenko Irka Bochenko ... Prudence
Jacqueline Fontaine ... Head Mistress
Marie-Thérèse Caumont Marie-Thérèse Caumont ... Sub-Principal
Germaine Delbat Germaine Delbat ... Principal
Madeleine Damien Madeleine Damien ... Nanny
Camille Larivière Camille Larivière ... Susy
Catherine Leprince ... Helene
Jane Buckle Jane Buckle ... Girl
Sabine Sabine ... Girl
Mirella Rancelot Mirella Rancelot ... Girl (as Mirella)
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A coming of age story centering on the exploits of a young girl during summer vacation.

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Alternate Versions

Although the UK cinema version was complete the 1987 video release was cut by 25 secs by the BBFC to edit a sex scene implying an anal rape. The cuts were waived for the 2005 DVD. See more »

Connections

Featured in Playboy: The Story of X (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

L'Arbre
Written and Performed by Francis Lai And His Orchestra
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Wonderful impressionism
21 July 2006 | by ghent1See all my reviews

This is the debut of David Hamilton, a well known photographer from the seventies. Contrary to the other commentator I found this a marvelous film, but you have to look at it from a certain perspective. If you are looking for a good script, for profundity of conversation, for strong acting, this film will not appeal to you. But if you approach it like a Monnet painting, Debussy music or a Marcel Proust novel, you might just love it. It's the kind of movie that pays off to those who love lingering about in a small French village over summer without too much hassle. Appreciate it like the best of impressionist art, just to enjoy its simple and straight forward beauty, and you will be drawn into a wonderful world, longing to live amidst flowers, fresh life, warm summers in the countryside, swimming in the sea, having your first love etc...


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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

19 October 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bilitis See more »

Filming Locations:

Iles d'Hyeres, France See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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