Mary-Jane, a loving but lonely 40-year-old divorcee with two daughters, Lucy and Loulou asks, "Do all women fall in love with a boy, or just those without sons?" Lucy has a party where Mary-Jane notices Julien, 14, small and brassy, but she sees a sensitive side. She contrives to spend time with him and lets him know she's available to him. He's on the cusp between child and man, alternating between playing a video game, Kung Fu Master, where he tries to rescue Sylvie, and joining friends in bluff talk about sexual exploits. As Lucy realizes what is happening, she's repulsed, but Mary-Jane, encouraged by her own mother, carries on. Is it love or jealousy of lost youth? Is there any way this can end well?
He was 15. She was 40. Love is where you find it.
Did You Know?
Director Agnès Varda
later admitted the title 'Kung-Fu master!" was terribly misleading on a commercial viewpoint. Some foreign distributors even bought the film on the wrong impression it really dealt with the wild adventures of martial arts warrior. See more
Written and Performed by P.I.L. See more