Louise...L'insoumise (1984)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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The common problem of a generation gap between young teens and their parents is exacerbated by a cultural gap as well in this interesting first film by Charlotte Silvera. When Louise's family -- her parents and two sisters -- came from Tunisia to live in France, the parents kept their traditional Jewish beliefs intact. Now Louise wants to go to her friend's birthday party on a Saturday, but her parents refuse -- and she is furious. Her anger is most intensely directed at her mother, and her father's indolent, laissez-faire attitude only makes matters worse. To her, their attitudes are outmoded by modern life in France, and like all young teens it is hard for Louise to see the bigger picture. Meanwhile, news bulletins indicate that terrorism is on the rise in France -- indicating some difficult times ahead for Louise's generation.