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Tendres cousines (1980)

With the outbreak of WWII, the sudden call to arms will send the men of a family's estate to the front, leaving a curious adolescent alone with the remaining women of the house, in need of a warm embrace and, possibly, a daring kiss.

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David Hamilton

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Pascal Lainé (scenario), Pascal Lainé (based on the novel by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thierry Tevini Thierry Tevini ... Julien
Anja Schüte Anja Schüte ... Julia / Julien's cousin (as Anja Shute)
Valérie Dumas Valérie Dumas ... Poune / Julia's sister (as Valerie Dumas)
Évelyne Dandry Évelyne Dandry ... Aunt Adèle (as Evelyne Dandry)
Elisa Servier Elisa Servier ... Claire / Julien's elder sister
Jean-Yves Chatelais Jean-Yves Chatelais ... Charles / Claire's fiance
Macha Méril ... Agnès / Julien's mother (as Macha Meril)
Hannes Kaetner Hannes Kaetner ... Professor Schöberg
Silke Rein Silke Rein ... Liselotte Schöberg
Laure Dechasnel Laure Dechasnel ... Clementine
Pierre Vernier Pierre Vernier ... Julien's Father
Jean Rougerie Jean Rougerie ... Monsieur Lacroix
Catherine Rouvel Catherine Rouvel ... Madame Lacroix
Gaëlle Legrand Gaëlle Legrand ... Mathilde (as Gaelle Legrand)
Anne Fontaine ... Justine
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Storyline

Summer 1939 in the Provence, France: the 14 years old Julien has a crush on his cousin Julia, who lives together with his family in their small hotel. Unfortunately she ignores him, because she's several years older. Then the hotel guest Charles enters the competition, a slimy twenty-something who lusts for the girl, despite the fact that he's engaged. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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An intense coming-of-age story. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | West Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

November 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cousins in Love See more »

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Runtime:

(TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Julien: My name's Julien. I'm 15. That's me. OK, let's say I'm 14 and a half. I'm destined to be in love with my cousin Julia. Behold. Whatever way you look at her, it's worth it. She's more beautiful than Venus. The naked woman in the scallop shell. At least, I think so...
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Alternate Versions

UK cinema and video versions were cut by 1 min 27 secs by the BBFC to edit some sexual content. The cuts were waived for the 2007 Arrow DVD release. See more »

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Referenced in Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast: Kalle kommt (2003) See more »

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Excellent french sex farce
19 January 2002 | by rlcsljoSee all my reviews

As others have mentioned, all the women that go nude in this film are mostly absolutely gorgeous. The plot very ably shows the hypocrisy of the female libido. When men are around they want to be pursued, but when no "men" are around, they become the pursuers of a 14 year old boy. And the boy becomes a man really fast (we should all be so lucky at this age!). He then gets up the courage to pursue his true love.


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