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The Party (1980)

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

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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 Dominique Lavanant ... Vanessa
Bernard Giraudeau ... Éric Lehman
Jacques Ardouin Jacques Ardouin ... Père de Raoul
Evelyne Bellego Evelyne Bellego ... Éliane
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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13 years 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 anyways and Vic falls in love with Matthieu. At the same time her parent's 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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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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Trivia

Film debut of Sophie Marceau. See more »

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References In the Realm of the Senses (1976) See more »

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Performed by Richard Sanderson
Music by Vladimir Cosma
Lyrics by Jeff Jordan
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The better French version of John Hughes movies to come
18 February 2000 | by stills-6See all my reviews

I saw this movie when I was 15 and instantly developed a crush on Sophie Marceau. But seeing it again as an adult wasn't quite the experience it had been. It's sweet and lovely and teen-age painful, establishing the tone if not the actual plot for 80s John Hughes movies - it's a bit deeper than and not as wacky as "Sixteen Candles" and Marceau has a bit better screen presence than Molly Ringwald.

I was disappointed that it wasn't as wonderful the second time around (I've become jaded) but it was still entertaining.


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