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Wild Reeds ()

Les roseaux sauvages (original title)
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The fates of two homosexual partners are divided.

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Maïté Alvarez
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François Forestier
Stéphane Rideau ...
Serge Bartolo
Frédéric Gorny ...
Henri Mariani
Michèle Moretti ...
Madame Alvarez
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Monsieur Morelli
Eric Kreikenmayer ...
Pierre Bartolo, the Groom
Nathalie Vignes ...
Irène, the Bride
Michel Ruhl ...
Monsieur Cassagne
Fatia Maite ...
Aicha Morelli
Claudine Taulère ...
Nurse
Elodie Soulinhac ...
Colette, Girl at Party
Dominique Bovard ...
Guard
Monsieur Simonet ...
Guard
Chief Officer Carre ...
Officer
Paul Simonet ...
Monsieur Bartolo
Charles Picot ...
Headmaster
Christophe Maitre ...
Gym Instructor
Bordes Fernand Raouly ...
Madame Bartolo
Michel Voisin ...
Justice of the Peace
Denis Bergonhe ...
Gas Station Attendant

Directed by

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André Téchiné

Written by

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Olivier Massart ... ()
 
Gilles Taurand ... ()
 
André Téchiné ... ()

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Georges Benayoun ... producer
Chantal Poupaud ... associate producer
Paul Rozenberg ... associate producer
Alain Sarde ... producer

Cinematography by

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Jeanne Lapoirie

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Martine Giordano

Editorial Department

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Catherine Schwartz ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Jacques Grant
Michel Nasri

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Pierre Soula

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Pierre Soula

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Elisabeth Tavernier

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Marie-Lou Dorion ... assistant hair stylist / assistant makeup artist
Youssef Ferhat ... key hair stylist / key makeup artist

Production Management

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Jean-Jacques Albert ... production manager
Olivier Garabedian ... assistant unit manager
Fabien Pondevaux ... assistant production manager

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Denis Bergonhe ... assistant director
Anne-Isabelle Estrada ... second assistant director
Jean-Pascal Hattu ... second assistant director

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Leonardo Haertling ... property master
Agnès Lévy ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Yunus Acar ... boom operator
François Groult ... sound
Pierre Lorrain ... sound
Jean-Luc Marino ... sound editor
Pierre Martens ... sound recordist
Jean-Paul Mugel ... sound
Brigitte Taillandier ... sound assistant
Bruno Tarrière ... sound mixer
Véronique Tiron ... sound assistant

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Alain Figlarz ... stunts

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Thomas Bataille ... second assistant camera
Pierre Bonnet ... electrician
Germain Desmoulins ... camera operator
Claude Raymond Ditivon ... still photographer
Nicolas Dixmier ... gaffer
Aleksander Kaufmann ... first assistant camera

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Bruno Vignier ... location manager

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Claudine Taulère ... script supervisor

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Christel Grossenbacher ... production secretary

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Plot Summary

In a village in the Southwest of France, 1962. Maite and Francois are 18 years old. They are friends, not lovers. In Francois's classroom, there are Serge, whose brother has just married to try to escape from the war in Algeria, and Henri, a pied-noir (Algerian-born Frenchman). Francois and Serge will have a homosexual relationship, but Serge wants to marry his brother's wife... Written by Yepok

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Also Known As
  • Wild Reeds (United States)
  • The Wild Reeds (World-wide, English title)
  • Les Roseaux Sauvages (United Kingdom)
  • Wilde Herzen (Germany)
  • Los juncos salvajes (Spain)
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  • 110 min
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Trivia There are many references in the movie to "The O.A.S.," in conversation, and overheard on radio and television newscasts. OAS - or Organisation armée secrète, literally "Organization of the Secret Army" or "Secret Armed Organization," was a French nationalist terrorist organization during the Algerian War (1954-62), which ended in independence for Algeria in July 1962, which was not only the time setting for this movie, but the Algerian War was also the background conflict that propelled much of the plot of this film. Using armed struggle in an attempt to prevent Algeria's independence, OAS's motto was "Algeria is French and will remain so" (L'Algérie est française et le restera). See more »
Goofs One of the songs featured at the party which Maïté and François go to after the movie is "Barbara Ann" by The Beach Boys, which was recorded and released in the fall of 1965, a full three years after the 1962 time setting for this movie. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in André Téchiné, après la Nouvelle Vague... (1995). See more »
Soundtracks Adagio for Strings See more »
Quotes Serge Bartolo: The death of a brother is tough. I thought I'd die. But there is something even tougher, tougher than war. It's that life goes on.
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