Les Mistons

  • Film
  • Comedy
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Five boys, themselves tormented by the first stirrings of adolescence, torment a young woman on whom they are fixated, trailing around after her as she tries to spend the summer holidays with her boyfriend. There's an overdone commentary, but the kids - hot, bothered and obnoxious with it - are the authentic article. Leroux's throbbing score and Lafont's physical presence - optimum femaleness, guaranteed to rattle any pubescent male - are just right. The startling slow-mo shot of a boy sniffing the saddle of Lafont's bicycle may be seen as, among other things, Truffaut's rude rejoinder to Old Wave sentimentalism.

Release details

Duration: 26 mins

Cast and crew

Director: François Truffaut
Screenwriter: François Truffaut, Maurice Pons
Cast: Gérard Blain
Bernadette Lafont
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