Fred Peloux nicknamed Chéri, the handsome son of Charlotte Peloux, a former demimondaine, lives in the small circle of his mother's friends, all high class prostitutes past their best. He ... See full summary »
A handsome but penniless young man takes a summer job as a swimming instructor in a picturesque Alpine lake resort. He falls in love with a young heiress who is staying there with her ... See full summary »
Gilberte is a sixteen year old girl raised by her aunt and grandmother to be a demimondaine. But she's not ready for that yet, and spends her days in lessons and in teasing Mamita's old ... See full summary »
Based on the novel by Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette. Friends since infancy, Philippe and Vinea have always regarded themselves as brother and sister. But as adolescence segues into puberty, the two youngsters fall in love.
Claudine à l'Ecole is such a funny comedy from 1937 with all its bucolic and rousseauiste scenes in the Valley of Chevreuse in the west of Paris : Claudine swimming naked in the river, sleeping in the fields in the straw, walking in the hills, seeing scenes with farmers, and a lot of scenes in old villages with old sets. Filming these scenes on location was a documentary and poetic vision of the way of life in the thirties, especially all the school scenes.
And Serge de Poligny uses very fine editing and camera movements to show this wonderful country and way of life, like painters also did. The Valley of Chevreuse is still a lovely place for strolling among the forest, hills, cascades, lakes, villages.
And the very best of this charming movie is the lovely Blanchette Brunoy. Un délice.
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