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L'effrontée (1985)

Charlotte (Gainsbourg) is being raised without a mother. She is only 13 but ready to be an adult. She meets an older boy and begins a relationship while teaching a young friend about life and learning the ropes herself.

Director:

Claude Miller

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Claude Miller (scenario), Luc Béraud (scenario) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charlotte Gainsbourg ... Charlotte Castang
Clothilde Baudon Clothilde Baudon ... Clara Bauman
Julie Glenn Julie Glenn ... Lulu
Bernadette Lafont ... Léone
Jean-Claude Brialy ... Sam
Jean-Philippe Écoffey Jean-Philippe Écoffey ... Jean
Raoul Billerey Raoul Billerey ... Antoine Castang
Richard Guerry Richard Guerry ... Regard sombre
Simon de La Brosse ... Jacky Castang (as Simon de la Brosse)
Cédric Liddell Cédric Liddell ... Pierre-Alain Gallabert
Chantal Banlier Chantal Banlier ... Serveuse perroquet
Philippe Baronnet Philippe Baronnet ... Professeur de gymnastique
Louisa Shafa Louisa Shafa ... Femme vestiaire
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Charlotte (Gainsbourg) is being raised without a mother. She is only 13 but ready to be an adult. She meets an older boy and begins a relationship while teaching a young friend about life and learning the ropes herself.

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

11 December 1985 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Charlotte and Lulu See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Le 11ème Concerto de Mozart
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as Mozart)
Performed by L'Orchestre de l'Ile de France
Conducted by Jacques Mercier
Performed by Alain Planes, piano
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French director Claude Miller directs a great film about growing up when it is hard to do so.
7 August 2007 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

Claude Miller likes to portray unhappy people as he believes that nothing happens to happy people. His films have won him both critical as well as Box Office success. L'Effrontee shows how hard it is to live as a neglected child with desires and aspirations. Claude Miller's poetic mis- en-scene imparted divine exquisiteness to a pure tale of uncertainty. Charlotte experiences the passage from childhood to adolescence in a difficult manner. Miller has created one of the best coming of age film in years. Things become tough for Charlotte when she is introduced to an alien world of music. She reminds us of our childhood dreams and frustrations. Miller has always championed the cause of young characters in his films portraying complex personal relationships. L'Effrontee is similar to his earlier film "La meilleure facon de marcher" as he has aimed to portray joys and sorrows experienced by adolescents in their formative years. As a cinéaste who learned his métier from Truffaut, Claude Miller will continue to create stories of troubled childhoods.


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