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Passe ton bac d'abord... (1978)

A study of a group of young working class people in a French village, who are embarking upon adult life. The film follows the choices and decisions made for their futures.

Director:

Maurice Pialat

Writer:

Maurice Pialat
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sabine Haudepin Sabine Haudepin ... Élisabeth
Philippe Marlaud ... Philippe
Annick Alane Annick Alane ... La mère (as Annik Alane)
Michel Caron Michel Caron ... Le père
Christian Bouillette Christian Bouillette ... Le patron
Jean-François Adam Jean-François Adam ... Le prof de philo
Bernard Tronczak Bernard Tronczak ... Bernard
Patrick Lepcynski Patrick Lepcynski ... Patrick
Agnès Makowiak Agnès Makowiak ... Agnès
Charline Bourré Charline Bourré ... Charline
Patrick Playez Patrick Playez ... Rocky
Muriel Lacroix Muriel Lacroix ... Muriel
Frédérique Cerbonnet Frédérique Cerbonnet ... Frédérique
Fabienne Neuville Fabienne Neuville ... La soeur d'Elisabeth
Aline Fayard Aline Fayard ... La femme du patron
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A study of a group of young working class people in a French village, who are embarking upon adult life. The film follows the choices and decisions made for their futures.

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

France | Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

29 August 1979 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Antes Passe no Vestibular See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Kids in Northern France
16 March 2006 | by bob998See all my reviews

Not a strong film by Pialat. I have seen a couple of great ones from him, but this one is just too disjointed, with too many characters demanding our attention to work well. Working class life, with its uncertainties and narrower horizons, was a specialty with Pialat. His treatment of Loulou's family a year later would be masterful, but these teenagers waiting to write the ''bac'' don't have enough individuality to interest me. They go on a trip to the seashore that looks promising but not much happens.

Philippe Marlaud and Sabine Haudepin play the principals and they are good (pity that Marlaud died at 22). There is a story line involving a married girl and the boy she really loves that is more interesting. The feeling of regret over lost opportunities is strong.


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