Wild Reeds

Slow-moving, elegiac coming-of-age story set in France of the early 60s. When bourgeois Francois (Gael Morel) falls for a hunky farmboy Serge (Stephan Rideau), it complicates his friendship with solemn leftist Maite (Elodie Bouchez); meanwhile, the turmoil surrounding the Algerian War spills over into their adolescent idyll. Moving and sensitively written,...read more

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Slow-moving, elegiac coming-of-age story set in France of the early 60s. When bourgeois Francois (Gael Morel) falls for a hunky farmboy Serge (Stephan Rideau), it complicates his friendship with solemn leftist Maite (Elodie Bouchez); meanwhile, the turmoil surrounding the Algerian War

spills over into their adolescent idyll. Moving and sensitively written, it's a needed reminder that what's personal is always political -- and vice-versa. Director Andre Techine, a master of contemporary melodrama, is best known in the U.S. for the Catherine Deneuve thriller SCENE OF THE

CRIME.

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  • Released: 1994
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Slow-moving, elegiac coming-of-age story set in France of the early 60s. When bourgeois Francois (Gael Morel) falls for a hunky farmboy Serge (Stephan Rideau), it complicates his friendship with solemn leftist Maite (Elodie Bouchez); meanwhile, the turmoil… (more)

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