In this affectionate and not uncritical exploration of small-town life in France, Jean-Pierre Leaud plays Daniel, a teenager on the verge of making some major decisions about his life, which will probably result in his leaving his backwater home. He is helping support himself by working any part-time job he can find. On one occasion, he discovers the power of costumes and disguises when girls show an interest in him for the first time after he dons a Santa costume for a part-time job. The flip side of that power is that, when the one girl he manages to get a date with finds out that he's not a cherubic senior citizen (not even close), she cancels their date.
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