L'Adolescente (1978)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age, Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - France, West Germany  |  
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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.

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war, animal, childhood, coming-of-age, culture [social culture], ecology, France, girl, grandmother, holiday, home, Judaism, landscaping, maturity, orphan, parent, pets, respect, sexual-awakening, Summer, teenagers, wildlife