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'Merci la vie' (1991)

Camille, a naive schoolgirl meets an intiguing influence in Joelle, a slightly older and much more experienced spirit. Camille follows her new friend through the discovery of sex and the ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Camille Pelleveau
... Joëlle
... Raymond Pelleveau (Young Father)
... Raymond Pelleveau (Old Father)
... Evangéline Pelleveau (Old Mother)
... SS Officer
... Evangéline Pelleveau (Young Mother)
... Doctor Marc Antoine Worms
... François
François Perrot ... Maurice, the Film Director
... Robert, the guard
Didier Bénureau ... 2nd Film Director
... Mother in clinic
Philippe Clévenot ... Producer
Jacques Boudet ... Craven, the Depositer
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Camille, a naive schoolgirl meets an intiguing influence in Joelle, a slightly older and much more experienced spirit. Camille follows her new friend through the discovery of sex and the darker side of life. As the film progresses Camille discovers Aids and the fear that she may have picked up the disease in her early encounters. Written by x-static <x-static@dial.pipex.com>

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13 March 1991 (France)  »

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Written and Performed by David Byrne
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en Accord avec Warner Special Products
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When I first saw this flick, I thought it was 20 years ahead of its time.
9 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

When I first saw this flick, I thought it was 20 years ahead of its time. Nine years later, I'd like to review the "20" part of it. Say "30" instead. It was an important flick for me. A reflection on cinema, reality and time. I remember reading a "Letter to the editor" in the local paper (La Presse) in which the "reader" expressed his disgust for the film. Nothing is disgusting about it. "Challenging" maybe. "Disturbing". Never "Disgusting", unless one is disgusting by the story of a young woman spreading an imaginary mortal sexually transmissible disease for the local doctor to prosper.

Of course, since and before, other experiences were made, but this one is not to be overlooked. A must.


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