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Pauline at the Beach (1983)

Pauline à la plage (original title)
Marion is about to divorce from her husband and takes her 15-year-old niece Pauline on a vacation to Granville. She meets an old love...

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Éric Rohmer

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Éric Rohmer
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Amanda Langlet ... Pauline
Arielle Dombasle ... Marion
Pascal Greggory Pascal Greggory ... Pierre
Féodor Atkine ... Henri
Simon de La Brosse ... Sylvain
Rosette ... Louisette
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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>

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 March 1983 (France) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Granville, Manche, France See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Marion: I want to make him really, really, really fall in love. If I suffer, he'll suffer, too.
Pauline: Why make him suffer, if you love him?
Marion: Because in love, everything must be shared. Pleasure as well as suffering.
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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
16 November 2005 | by G_a_l_i_n_aSee all my reviews

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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