In the fall of 1963, Anne is becoming a teenager. She lives in Paris with her mother and her older sister, Frédérique. They're just back from summer at the beach with their father. School ...
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In the fall of 1963, Anne is becoming a teenager. She lives in Paris with her mother and her older sister, Frédérique. They're just back from summer at the beach with their father. School starts. For Frédérique it's the year of her first serious love, her first foray into politics (the Algerian question and "ban the bomb"), her first kiss from an older man, her first friend who runs away, and her first loss of friendship over values. For Anne, who watches her sister closely, it's a year of her first period and of learning to talk to boys, dealing with unfair teachers, and sorting things out with mom after getting in trouble.Written by
The film's original French title, "Diabolo menthe," translates as "Devil Mint." The English-language title, "Peppermint Soda," refers to a carbonated beverage, a "non-potent potable," made using peppermint; this is a favorite beverage of the two sisters who are the film's central characters. See more »
Movie of a generation, "Diabolo menthe" was a success as it was one of the first showing its youth with sincerity.
It is now a real testimony of what was to be young in the 60's. School, parents, friends, society, it is interesting to see how things has so much changed - and at the same time, not that much: childs are always child, the dreamed discipline of glorious past times doesn't exist, ...
If the movie is an interesting testimony, I was not thrilled by it as a movie, and, even if the youg actors do not have to blush of their performances, I rate this just as okay.
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