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Peppermint Soda (1977)

Diabolo menthe (original title)
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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 ... See full summary »


Diane Kurys
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eléonore Klarwein Eléonore Klarwein ... Anne Weber
Odile Michel Odile Michel ... Frédérique Weber
Anouk Ferjac ... Madame Weber
Michel Puterflam Michel Puterflam ... Monsieur Weber
Yves Rénier ... Philippe
Robert Rimbaud Robert Rimbaud ... Monsieur Cazeau
Marie-Véronique Maurin Marie-Véronique Maurin ... Muriel (as Marie Véronique Maurin)
Corinne Dacla Corinne Dacla ... Pascale
Coralie Clément Coralie Clément ... Perrine
Valérie Stano Valérie Stano ... Martine Dubreuil
Jacqueline Boyer ... Mademoiselle Petitbon
Anne Guillard Anne Guillard ... Sylvie
Véronique Vernon Véronique Vernon ... Evelyne
Dora Doll ... Madame Clou - Le professeur de gymnastique
Françoise Bertin Françoise Bertin ... Le professeur de français


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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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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 »


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To be a young girl in France in the 60's
29 April 2020 | by johnpierrepatrickSee all my reviews

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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14 December 1977 (France) See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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