Fifteen year old Pauline and her older cousin, model-shaped Marion, go to the emptying Atlantic coast for an autumn holiday. Marion ignores the approaches of a surfer and falls for Henri, a hedonist who is only interested in a sexual adventure and drops her soon. Pauline's little romance with a young man (Sylvain) is also spoiled by Henri.Written by
Otto Oberhauser <Oberhauser@cc.univie.ac.at>
Hey, are you coming with us tomorrow to Mont St. Michel?
To Mont St. Michel? Tomorrow? You've got to be kidding.
Pauline wants to see it. She's never been and she's got to tell her parents something when she gets home.
Yes. Something besides her love affairs.
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"There is hardly any activity which started with such tremendous hopes and expectations, and yet which fails so regularly, as love." Eric Fromm
In the end of summer, strikingly beautiful and intelligent Marion who just got divorced brings her 15 year old cousin Pauline to a Normandy coastal resort for a short vacation. At the beach, they meet Pierre, an old friend who is still desperately in love with Marion, and Henri, an older hedonist who is only interested in sex and divides his time between Marion and a local candy girl, Louisette. Paulette meets a young man Sylvian but their romance does not live long thanks to Henry's cynicism and egotism. "Pauline at the Beach" is a very sexy, intelligent, and charming dramedy about love, lies, and desire and how sometimes the teenagers have a better sense of reality and better understanding of these matters than the adults around them.
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