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Murmur of the Heart [Criterion Collection] ()

directed by Louis Malle
featuring Lea Massari, Daniel Gélin, Michel Lonsdale, Benoit Ferreux, Marc Wincourt

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Told with fondness and precision, and set in France at the time of the IndoChina War (which later became an American problem known as the Vietnam War), this controversial feature handles teen coming-of-age, sexuality and even incest with a gentleness that disappointed the prurient and shocked the conservative. This is one of director Louis Malle's finest films: others include The Fire Within and Au Revoir Les Enfants. Laurent (Benoit Ferreux) is 14 years old and anxious to lose his virginity. However, he has a very close ...

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