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36 fillette (1988)

A night in the life of a young woman who wishes to learn and experience more of life. The men she meets have as much to learn from her as they can offer her, or more.

Director:

Catherine Breillat

Writers:

Catherine Breillat (scenario), Catherine Breillat (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Delphine Zentout ... Lili
Etienne Chicot ... Maurice
Olivier Parnière Olivier Parnière ... Bertrand
Jean-Pierre Léaud ... Boris Golovine
Berta Domínguez D. Berta Domínguez D. ... Anne-Marie
Jean-François Stévenin Jean-François Stévenin ... Le père
Diane Bellego Diane Bellego ... Georgia
Adrienne Bonnet Adrienne Bonnet ... La mère
Stéphane Moquet Stéphane Moquet ... Ca-Pe
Cécile Henry Cécile Henry ... Maetitia
Michel Scotto di Carlo Michel Scotto di Carlo ... Stéphane
Anny Chasson Anny Chasson ... Mme Weber
Jean-Claude Binoc Jean-Claude Binoc ... M. Weber
Christian Lafitte Christian Lafitte ... Le conducteur
Christian Andia Christian Andia ... Portier 'Opium'
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Storyline

Lili, a pouty and voluptuous 14-year-old, is caravan camping with her family in Biarritz. She's self-aware and holds her own in a café conversation with a concert pianist she meets, but she has a wild streak and she's testing her powers over men, finding that she doesn't always control her moods or actions, and she's impatient with being a virgin. She sets off with her brother to a disco, latching onto an aging playboy who is himself hot and cold to her. She is ambivalent about losing her virginity that night, willing the next, and determined by the third. The playboy's mix of depression and misogyny ends their unconsummated affair, so Lili has to hunt elsewhere. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Romance | Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

6 January 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

36 fillette See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$410,109
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Production Co:

CB Films,French Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Soundtracks

Sex Object
Performed by Kraftwerk
Written by Ralf Hütter (as Hutter), Florian Schneider-Esleben (as Schnider),
Karl Bartos (as Bartos)
Editions KLINGKLANG
Diques PATHE MARCONI-EMI
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A perceptive, candid and unsentimental look at puberty.
28 December 1999 | by Craig AnthonySee all my reviews

This film was made in France in the late 1980s, but it is unimaginable that it could be made in Hollywood then or now. The US studio mind set sees adolescence in 'American Pie' terms and the current wave of legislative hysteria over child porn precludes any thoughtful treatment of how adolescents deal with their emerging sexuality.

Working outside these constraints in France Catherine Breillat has been able to craft a film which is occasionally startlingly frank but never exploitive. She looks unblinkingly at the unruliness of adolescent sexual behavior and does not shy away from depicting the protagonist of the title as part seducer as well as part victim.

Delphine Zentout is sensationally good in depicting a young girl with rampaging hormones in a hurry to become a woman. She plays her as unashamedly surly, self absorbed and difficult, without a trace of cuteness.

This is a film in which every note rings true.


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