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Boarding School (1978)

Leidenschaftliche Blümchen (original title)
R | | Comedy | 4 November 1983 (USA)
This film tells the story about a group of girls at an exclusive German girls boarding school. Across the lake is an exclusive boys boarding school...

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Deborah Collins
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Frederick Irving Benjamin Sinclair
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Véronique Delbourg ...
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Nigel Greaves ...
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Marion Kracht ...
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A.Z. Markus
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Gabi
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Fletcher
Peter Schmidt Pawloff ...
John
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Alwy Becker
Alexandra Bogojevic
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This film tells the story about a group of girls at an exclusive German girls boarding school. Across the lake is an exclusive boys boarding school... Written by Anonymous

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$42,004, 6 November 1983, Limited Release

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$306,061
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The film takes place in the 1950s, yet the girls dance and hula-hoop to a 1968 recording of Bill Haley's "Rock-a-Beatin' Boogie." See more »

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Shades of David Hamilton...
15 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

This was one of my favorite late night cable presentations. Beautifully filmed story of a group of girls attending a Swiss Boarding School. They spend their days talking about boys and sex, things they obviously don't really understand. Then one day a new student arrives, an American girl. The others naturally assume that this new girl, played wonderfully by Nastassja Kinski, is experienced in these matters. There is romance, and school girl pranks involving the students at the neighboring boys school across the lake. The cast is gorgeous to look at, and the soft-focus photography reminded me of the films of David Hamilton. In fact the whole theme of beautiful young girls dealing with the first stirrings of sexuality is all quite reminiscent of Hamilton's work, such as "Erste Sehnsucht", and my favorite, "Laura." Also worth mentioning is the music score by composer Francis Lai, who was responsible for the music in many art house and erotic films of this era. I think "Boarding School" is sadly overlooked. I would like to see this one released on DVD with the original German audio, and uncensored, as I am sure this American version must be cut in places. American censors are unkind to films like these, confusing art for exploitation. The presence of Nastassja Kinski, one of the most beautiful women in the world, along with the appearance of Fabiana Udenio, should warrant an official DVD release!


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