Erste Liebe (1970)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age, Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Switzerland, West Germany  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Producer/director Maximillian Schell adapted the screenplay of First Love from a story by Ivan Turgenev. John Moulder Brown plays Alexander, a 16-year-old boy who falls in love with 21-year-old Sinaida (Dominique Sanda). Despite a great deal of emotional turmoil, exacerbated by the fact that Sinaida has been sleeping with Alexander's father, Alexander insists upon pursuing the relationship. His sexual coming-of-age is played out against the ominous backdrop of pre-World War II Europe. The film was originally released as Ein Leibe.

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coming-of-age, extramarital-affair, father, love, love-triangle, romance, son