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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.

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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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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 3ème Concerto de Beethoven
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven (as Beethoven)
Performed by L'Orchestre de l'Ile de France
Conducted by Jacques Mercier
Performed by Alain Planes, piano
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L'EFFRONTEE (DIDIER BECU)
19 October 2003 | by Didier-BecuSee all my reviews

Most of the times the smallest things in life are the greatest and in cinema that's not any different. It's been a long long time since I saw such a supertalent as Charlotte Gainsbourg (yeah, daughter of...) and with justified reasons this movie was be a sort of springboard for Charlotte's further career. Charlotte plays the role of a teenager whose life is totally overruled by boredom both by the persons she's surrounded with (her only friend is a sick ten year old girl Lulu) and the village she lives in. Nothing ever happens and the usual parties at the local disco cant convince Charlotte in no way...all she wanna do is escape if only she could. But then it happens when a girl of her age enters the village to give a concert (the girl is a pianoplayer who is worldwide respected). Charlotte tries everything to become the pianist best friend with only one purpose : to escape from the dull world she is living in... As said the whole film has one focal point : Charlotte Gainsbourg and it is perhaps the best teenermovie ever made and it makes you forget the many stupid things that were sended by us by the likes of Matthew Broderick or any other John Hughes-icons. Superb movie!


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