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L'étudiante (1988)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 5 October 1988 (France)
Three months before her final examinations, the ambitious teachership student Valentine concentrates herself completely on learning. When Jazz musician Edouard wooes her, she agrees on a ... See full summary »

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Claude Pinoteau
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sophie Marceau ... Valentine Ezquerra
Vincent Lindon ... Ned
Élisabeth Vitali Élisabeth Vitali ... Celine
Jean-Claude Leguay Jean-Claude Leguay ... Charly
Elena Pompei Elena Pompei ... Patricia
Roberto Attias Roberto Attias ... Philippe
Brigitte Chamarande Brigitte Chamarande ... Claire
Christian Pereira Christian Pereira ... Serge
Beppe Chierici ... L'appariteur
Nathalie Mann ... Alexandra
Anne Macina Anne Macina ... Laura
Janine Souchon Janine Souchon ... La dame au chien
Virginie Demians Virginie Demians
Hugues Leforestier ... Patron du bouchon
Jacqueline Noëlle Jacqueline Noëlle
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Three months before her final examinations, the ambitious teachership student Valentine concentrates herself completely on learning. When Jazz musician Edouard wooes her, she agrees on a date though - planning for one night of pleasure only. But when she comes to know him better, she realizes that he isn't as shallow as she thought... so lust turns to love. But between her examination preparations and a tournee with a jazz band almost no time is left to be spent together. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

5 October 1988 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Estudante See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Connections

Featured in What Time Is It? (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

You Call It Love
Music by Vladimir Cosma
Lyrics by Jeff Jordan
Performed by Karoline Kruger
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Almost over the top
2 October 1999 | by Pro JurySee all my reviews

This movie has many things going for it. Boy meets girl. Good pacing. Good acting.

Along the way plot elements seem to be happenings that are only found in movie scripts -- small little things such as calling your love but assuming she is not home only at the second ring -- NOT real life.

Such things are not a bother when drama takes over and wins the day. Sadly, the big dramatic climax here -- clearly planned to be over-the-top -- falls a little short.

There needed to be just a little better connection between boy and girl. The director should have gave the viewer greater familiarity with the environment that is the stage for the films final scenes. In this area, the LONG VACATION demonstrates establishing these two crucial story elements flawlessly.

One other note, Sophie Marceau is a female goddess and makes L' Étudiante very much worth watching.


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