Wild Reeds Movie Review 1994

Information and Film Reviews for Wild Reeds the Movie

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Emotional coming of age tale set in 1962 (at the end of the French war in Algeria) and focusing on three classmates at a French boarding school. Sensitive Francois (Morel) is just coming to the realization that he likes boys, particularly working-class Serge (Rideau) who's attracted to Francois's confidante Maite (Bouchez). The provocateur is Algerian-born Henri (Gorny), a bitter political militant who enjoys his battles with classmates and teachers alike. Politics and youthful passions are forced into crises. French historical/political context may prove a barrier. French with subtitles.


Wellspring Media, A Division of Genius Products, Inc., 2230 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90904, Phone: (310)453-1222, Fax: (310)453-0074, URL: http://www.wellspring.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 110 minutes.
Originally from French.

Cast and Crew

Coming of Age, Gays, Period Piece: 1960s, Politics, School Daze
Gilles Taurand, Olivier Massart, Andre Techine
Gael Morel, Stephane Rideau, Elodie Bouchez, Frederic Gorny, Michele Moretti
Jeanne Lapoirie
Andre Techine
Chubby Checker
Alain Sarde, Georges Benayoun, Jean-Jacques Albert, Strand Releasing


Cesar 1995: Director (Techine), Film, Writing; L.A. Film Critics 1995: Foreign Film; Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1995: Foreign Film.

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