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    Le Souffle au coeur

    Poster of the movie Le Souffle au coeur
    Year1971
    Original lang.French
    CountriesFrance, Italy, Germany
    Run time1h58m
    GenreDrama
    Directed byLouis Malle
    Written byLouis Malle
    CompanyOrion ClassicsOrion ClassicsOrion Classics
    R
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    Guide for parents: Rated R in the USA.
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    Guide for parents: Rated R in the USA.
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    Guide for parents: Rated R in the USA.
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    Guide for parents: Rated R in the USA.
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    Guide for parents: Rated R in the USA.
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    Guide for parents: Rated R in the USA.
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    Guide for parents: Rated R in the USA.

    Synopsis

    Told with fondness and precision, and set in France at the time of the IndoChina War (which later became an American problem known as the Vietnam War), this controversial feature handles teen coming-of-age, sexuality and even incest with a gentleness that disappointed the prurient and shocked the conservative. This is one of director Louis Malle's finest films: others include The Fire Within and Au Revoir Les Enfants. Laurent (Benoit Ferreux) is 14 years old and anxious to lose his virginity. However, he has a very close family circle, and, between the family and school, he is too closely watched to get anywhere. He makes the most of an opportunity to neck with the girls at his older brothers' party and later almost gets to lose his virginity in a bordello, but his boisterously drunken brothers interrupt him. His real opportunity arises while his mother takes him for a rest-cure for his heart murmur at a very conventional spa.

    Starring

    Lea Massari
    Benoît Ferreux
    Daniel Gélin
    Michael Lonsdale
    Ave Ninchi
    Gila von Weitershausen
    Fabien Ferreux
    Marc Winocourt
    Micheline Bona
    Henri Poirier
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