This is a jolly coming-of-age story about a 14-year-old boy named Laurent Chevalier who is growing up in bourgeois surroundings in Dijon, France. This is France in the mid-1950s rather than America in the 1990s. Thus, Laurent is unharmed by events which would irreparably shatter the self-esteem of a modern American adolescent: he gets drunk, he smokes, he has sex, he is smothered by his mother, he is ignored by his father, a priest makes a pass at him, he gets rheumatoid fever, etc. There's enough scandalous behavior in this film to make 100 made-for-TV movies, and yet this is a very happy and oddly innocent tale.
[18+] Mature Audence Only
This program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therfore may be unsuitable for children under the age of 17. This program contains one of more of the following: graphic violence, explicit sexy times, or crude indecent language.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations.