Vacances Portugaises (1963)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Manners, Ensemble Film  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - France, Portugal  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Matthew Tobey

In this offbeat ensemble comedy from French New Wave director Pierre Kast, Fran├žoise Arnoul and Michel Auclair star as Mathilde and Michel, a couple who rents a chateau for the weekend. To liven things up, Mathilde invites a diverse group of guests to enjoy the scenic retreat. Among the eclectic bunch is a former Marxist, a scientist, an author, an estranged couple, and a 17-year-old girl ready for love. In no time, the guests are pairing off together for a series of ephemeral trysts. Also starring Catherine Deneuve in one of her earliest film roles, Vacances portugaises was released in the U.S. under it's English-translated title, Portuguese Vacation.




house, love, scientist, sex, teenagers, vacation, writer, Marxism, writing