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Diabolo Menthe

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Time Out says

Kurys' impressive feature debut, based in autobiography, is a sensitive account of a year in the lives of two sisters - 13-year-old, introverted Anne, and outgoing 15-year-old Frédérique - in the early '60s. Without ever lapsing into melodrama, the film adopts a decidely un-nostalgic tone, lucidly charting the everyday oppressions of school life and the girls' difficult relationships with their parents - a separated Jewish couple - their friends and each other. Indeed, it's a harsh, unsentimental look at adolescence, with the '60s setting serving primarily to define the social and political context of the girls' rites of passage; at the same time, however, the film is invested with great warmth through Kurys' assured, sympathetic handling of her cast.
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Release Details

  • Duration:101 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Diane Kurys
  • Screenwriter:Diane Kurys
  • Cast:
    • Odile Michel
    • Eléonore Klarwein
    • Michel Puterflam
    • Robert Rimbaud
    • Yves Rénier
    • Anouk Ferjac
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