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Noce blanche (1989)

A teacher of philosophy encounters a complicated pupil; a seventeen year old girl who possesses quite a cynical view of the world. He attempts to help her focus on her studies, but soon ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Vanessa Paradis ... Mathilde Tessier
Bruno Cremer ... François Hainaut
Ludmila Mikaël ... Catherine Hainaut
François Négret François Négret ... Carpentier
Jean Dasté ... Le concierge
Véronique Silver Véronique Silver ... La conseillère d'éducation
Philippe Tuin Philippe Tuin ... Le surveillant
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pierre Gabaston Pierre Gabaston
Arnaud Goujon Arnaud Goujon
Agnès Lemercier Agnès Lemercier ... (as Jenny Feeling)
Carine Loubeau ... Figurante
Benoît Muracciole Benoît Muracciole
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A teacher of philosophy encounters a complicated pupil; a seventeen year old girl who possesses quite a cynical view of the world. He attempts to help her focus on her studies, but soon becomes fascinated by her. They fall passionately in love. When the teacher is forced to choose between her and his Wife, complications ensue when the Girl refuses to accept his decision.

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Mathilde Tessier: I like you.
Mathilde Tessier: Because you're like me.Alone.
François Hainaut: Why do you say that?I have a wife,friends,students...
Mathilde Tessier: *laughs*
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Ewwwwwwwww...
28 July 2000 | by BishonenSee all my reviews

Was this a joke? Stunning young pupil falls for droopy, haggard old philosophy teacher, becomes obsessed with him, disaster ensues. Imagine "Lolita" with the predatory roles reversed, none of the humor, literacy or irony, and delivered with a sleep-inducing dullness. The "erotic" scenes are laughably soft-core. The film's attempts at a sex/death dialectic are pathetic---you'd do a lot better with Kubrick's Nobokov adaptation, Pabst's "Pandora's Box" or at least "American Beauty", Tragic Jailbait stories with intelligent subtexts.

Vanessa Paradis is transcendental. She enlivens the film, even if her character is written in a cheap, tawdry and uninteresting note. The sight of Cremer slobbering over Paradis' silky young skin gave me the shivers, almost as much as watching Harvey Fierstein making out with Matthew Broderick in "Torch Song Trilogy": anything to skip this Creepy Old Guy fantasy that doesn't show any awareness of its own ludicrous hamfisted-ness.

Double Ewwwwwwww...


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Language:

French

Release Date:

8 November 1989 (France) See more »

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White Wedding See more »

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Dunkerque, Nord, France See more »

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