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L'étudiante (1988)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 5 October 1988 (France)
Weeks from her final exams, part-time teacher Valentine meets a very different musician. Just a one-night stand and back to preparing for exams, she thinks.


Claude Pinoteau




Cast overview, first billed only:
Sophie Marceau ... Valentine Ezquerra
Vincent Lindon ... Ned
Élisabeth Vitali Élisabeth Vitali ... Celine
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


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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I fell in love!!
14 April 2001 | by linuxghoulSee all my reviews

This was the first french movie i had seen, and seeing it made me feel i had been losing out on a great genre. I instantly fell in love with Sophie, who without a doubt, is easily the hottest thing to come out of France after Brigitte Bardot ;-)

The movie follows the life of a carrer oriented woman who decides to have a "fling" and then the fling slowly turns into something which she is uncomfortable accepting, as it may interfere with her studies.

A beautifully made film, though the track is pretty standard for a June-December romance.

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