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An Impudent Girl (1985)

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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.

Director:

Claude Miller

Writers:

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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Soundtracks

Le 2ème Concerto de Mendelssohn
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (as Mendelssohn)
Performed by Orchestre des Pays de Savoie
Conducted by Patrice Fontanarosa
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My brief review of the film
9 February 2006 | by sol-See all my reviews

Charlotte Gainsbourg is the main reason to watch this very typical coming-of-age film. She manages to make her character feel human and seem interesting, which is no easy task when she is playing quite a standard insecure teen character. The film does not take the tiresome story of a person wanting to escape their world and change their life to any new level, and it includes some awkward scenes (such as young girl mooning) that add nothing to the story. The film is also weighed down by an overbearing soundtrack of loud and inappropriate songs, but it is by no means a poor film overall. It is decent viewing, and the beautiful child prodigy character played Clothilde Baudon adds some zest, although as already mentioned, the lead performance is the primary reason to see this film.


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