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by Laurent Perreau


At 17, Claire is torn between swim practice and the pangs of first love. The elderly and eccentric Maurice Reverdy takes her in in his big house, but the girl carefully avoids this faraway figure, who is none other than her grandfather. Proud, rebellious, solitary, they represent two generations that are simultaneously attracted to and repelled by one another. Their lives will intertwine, as one seeks out her future and the other is tormented by his past.

original title: Le Bel âge
country: France
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Laurent Perreau
film run: 97'
release date: FR 30/12/2009
screenplay: Laurent Perreau, Juliette Soubrier
cast: Michel Piccoli, Pauline Etienne, Eric Caravaca, Marie Kremer, Johanna ter Steege, Clément Roussier, Guillaume Gouix
cinematography by: Céline Bozon
film editing: Muriel Breton
costumes designer: Pascaline Chavanne
music: Grégoire Hetzel, Julien Gester, Olivier Gonord
producer: Nicolas Mauvernay, Jacques Perrin
production: Galatée Films
distributor: Sophie Dulac Distribution
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