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Goodbye First Love (2011)

Un amour de jeunesse (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 6 July 2011 (France)
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A chronicle of the romance between Camille and Sullivan, which begins during their adolescence and picks up after Sullivan's 8-year absence from exploring the world.

Director:

Mia Hansen-Løve

Writer:

Mia Hansen-Løve (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lola Créton ... Camille
Sebastian Urzendowsky ... Sullivan
Magne-Håvard Brekke ... Lorenz (as Magne Håvard Brekke)
Valérie Bonneton Valérie Bonneton ... La mère de Camille
Serge Renko Serge Renko ... Le père de Camille
Özay Fecht Özay Fecht ... La mère de Sullivan
Max Ricat Max Ricat ... Le frère de Sullivan
Louis Dunbar Louis Dunbar ... Un ami
Philippe Paimblanc Philippe Paimblanc ... Le 1er antiquaire
Patrice Movermann Patrice Movermann ... Le 2e antiquaire
Arnaud Azoulay Arnaud Azoulay ... Le frère de Camille
Amélie Robin Amélie Robin ... Amie du lycée
Justine Dhouailly Justine Dhouailly ... Amie du lycée (as Justin Dhouilly)
Charlotte Faivre Charlotte Faivre ... La chef des hôtesses
François Buot François Buot ... Le prof d'histoire
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Spring of 1999: 15-year-old Camille and 19-year-old Sullivan are mad about each other. Sullivan, however, wants to go to South America for a year and this drives Camille to despair. He leaves in the fall and after a while he stops writing to her. After a suicide attempt, she ends up in the hospital. After four years she works, studies architecture and lives alone. She meets a famous architect, Lorenz, who restores her self-confidence. In 2007, Camille and Lorenz have a strong relationship. She is his assistant but she feels strong enough to set up an agency soon. She develops into a more fully formed woman, with new interests. After 7 years she sees Sullivan again. After their first meeting everything seems to go well, but a few months later the old feelings come back and her heart is torn again. Written by Wiki

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Drama | Romance

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Quotes

Sullivan: I see you still have a monopoly on sensitivity.
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Wasps in the Woodpile
Music and Words: Trad arranged
Performed by Andrew Cronshaw, Ian Blake, Rosie Cross, Dave Clewlow, Mark Emerson, Laurie Harper, Martin Simpson
Published by Cloud Valley Music & Topic Records Ltd.
(P) With kind permission of Topic Records Ltd
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Moving on
4 July 2017 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

One of the first things you notice in Mia Love-Hansen's film, 'Goodbye First Love', is that the supposedly fifteen year old protagonist looks much older; it turns out, there's a reason for this, which is that the drama is going to follow her over several years, so the age of the actress was necessarily a compromise. In fact, the film is conceptually not dissimilar (though heterosexual, and less generally ambitious) from 'Blue is the Warmest Colour': a sensitive and well-drawn story about a talented, attractive young woman whose life is overshadowed by the memory of an intense early relationship. As in real life, when someone is pointlessly in love with someone who does not desire them, you partly want to scream "get over it!", especially when they have obvious advantages they could be exploiting; but humans aren't that simple, although the ending is a touch underwhelming, the story is nicely observed. And if you generally like emotional films about beautiful young Parisiennes, you'll like this one too.


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France | Germany

Language:

French | German | Danish | English

Release Date:

6 July 2011 (France) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Ardèche, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR3,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,077, 22 April 2012

Gross USA:

$95,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$514,913
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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