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L'Adolescente (An Adolescent Girl) (1979)





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L'Adolescente (The Adolescent) was the second directorial stint for French film star Jeanne Moreau. This possibly autobiographical piece is set during the early war years. Laetitia Chauveau plays a twelve-year old girl whose future is determined by the events of one long summer holiday in the country in the period just before the outbreak of the Second World War. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Critic Reviews for L'Adolescente (An Adolescent Girl)

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (2)

This is a movie where attention is given to the lives of the characters, not the flourishes of the director. And it is a very subtle film, as we gradually begin to see, through Marie's eyes and our own, the undercurrents in the adult world around [her].

June 18, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

With L'Adolescente, an evocative portrait of the coming of age of an adolescent girl in pre-World War II France, Jeanne Moreau, the former international film star, establishes herself as a director to be reckoned with.

April 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for L'Adolescente (An Adolescent Girl)


Whilst Jeanne Moreau will always be considered one of the Grande Dames of cinema, her small directoral output it seems has been overlooked. This gentle coming of age drama however, starring that other great French actress, Simone Signoret, may have slight flaws but is well worth watching just to see another side of Moreau's talent.

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