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L'Amour en Herbe Movie Review

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L'Amour en Herbe is wonderfully written and directed by Roger Andrieux. Andrieux coaxes terrific performances out of an inexperienced cast, including Pascal Meynier and Guilhaine Dubos as Marc and Martine, a 16-year-old boy and 17-year-old girl who fall in love. The simple love story emphasizes the more complicated background against which it develops: are love-struck children the only ones who never make concessions to life? In one disturbing sequence, Andrieux focuses on a personal/professional conflict faced by Marc's adored older brother (Bruno Raffaelli). The choice he makes stuns and disillusions Marc, a reality that changes forever the lives of the innocent young lovers. Andrieux next directed 1980's La Petite Sirene/The Little Mermaid. AKA: Budding Love; Tender Love.

1977 100m/C FR Pascal Meynier, Guilhaine Dubos, Michel Galabru, Francoise Prevost, Alix Mahieux; D: Roger Andrieux; W: Roger Andrieux, Jean-Marie Benard; C: Ramon Suarez; M: Maxime Le Forestier. VHS

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