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The Party (1980)

La boum (original title)
This is the story about the first love experiences of a teenage-girl.

Director:

Claude Pinoteau
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claude Brasseur ... François Beretton
Brigitte Fossey ... Françoise Beretton
Sophie Marceau ... Vic Beretton
Denise Grey ... Poupette
Jean-Michel Dupuis Jean-Michel Dupuis ... Étienne
Dominique Lavanant ... Vanessa
Bernard Giraudeau ... Éric Lehman
Jacques Ardouin Jacques Ardouin ... Père de Raoul
Diane Bellego Diane Bellego ... Éliane (as Evelyne Bellego)
Richard Bohringer ... Guibert
Bernard Born Bernard Born ... Skating Rink Bouncer
Jean-Claude Bouillaud Jean-Claude Bouillaud ... Père Boum 2
Micheline Bourday Micheline Bourday ... Journaliste 'VSD'
Florence Brunold Florence Brunold ... Femme enceinte
Jean-Pierre Castaldi Jean-Pierre Castaldi ... Brassac
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Storyline

13-year-old Vic is new in her high school; soon she makes friends with Penelope. Together they check out the guys in quest for a great love. But Vic's parents are their handicap, since they won't allow her to attend the "boum", a big party. But with some help of grandma Poupette it works out anyway and Vic falls in love with Matthieu. At the same time her parents' marriage is on the edge when her father's ex-girlfriend demands a last night together. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Vic is young, beautiful, in love and totally mixed up. But when you're 14.... that's the best way to be! [Video Australia] See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Film debut of Sophie Marceau. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Cashback (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Gotta Get A Move On
Performed by Richard Sanderson and The Regiment
Music by Vladimir Cosma
Lyrics by Jeff Jordan
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A classic in its own right
15 November 2003 | by chicagrrlSee all my reviews

I came here thinking "La Boum" is truly a "classic" for those who grew up in the 80s, but after reading all the comments, it appears to be a movie loved by people from around the world! Indeed, what seems so appealing about "La Boum" is its honesty, about a girl who is trying to grow up in the 80s Paris, her budding first love, her relationship with friends, and dealing with her parents' troubled marriage. Everyone wished they had grandmothers like Poupette!

This was also a classic for us in my high school; we would demand to see this film year after year. It's one of the fondest memories we have of our French class - both entertaining and educational (what a great way to learn French!) - and well-liked by both genders, unlike the 80s teenage girl movies made in the U.S. There is something about this movie that compels one to watch it over and over again. 9/10.


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Country:

France

Language:

French | German

Release Date:

17 December 1980 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Party See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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