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At 14, Nicolas stumbles through life in a listless haze until a chance meeting leaves him with a pair of objects that will prompt what may be the first inspired step of his life. The first is a postcard depicting an oceanfront scene in Belle-Île, a remote Breton island off the French coast. It's tucked into a copy of Spring Awakening, the Frank Wedekind play that caused a scandal when it was published in 1891 for its frank depiction of that agonizing moment when adolescents first discover the disordering power of sex. (It's the same Wedekind play that, outfitted with a rock score and choreography by Bill T. Jones, has been playing on Broadway for more than a year.) Armed only with these, Nicolas sets off for Brittany-until he crosses paths with Charly (the magnetic Julie-Marie Parmentier), a red-headed beauty who appears to ply her trade in the same no-nonsense way she clears the breakfast dishes. She seems to find something endearing about Nicolas' mussed hair and dopey face, so she puts him up in the teeny trailer home that she maintains with such hilarious fussiness. As their unusual domestic arrangement evolves, each stumbles vulnerably into new emotional territory.