Diabolo Menthe (Peppermint Soda) (1977) - Rotten Tomatoes

Diabolo Menthe (Peppermint Soda) (1977)

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This gentle, closely observed autobiographical tale, a first film by director Diane Kurys, got a very favorable critical reception at the time of its release. It concerns the experiences of Anne (Eleonore Klarwein) and Frederique (Odile Michel), the 13- and 15-year-old daughters of a separated Jewish couple. They are attending a grim, rule-crazy school in the early 1960s. Anne is unsocial and not much of an "achiever"; she tries to find out what is going on around her by eavesdropping on her mother and her older sister. Frederique is much more outgoing, has a crush on someone much older than herself, and is beginning to feel the first pangs of love. They are both awkward around their father, whom they visit on school holidays. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

Cast

Odile Michel
as Frederique
Anouk Ferjac
as Mme. Weber
Jacqueline Boyen
as Mlle. Petitbon
Tsila Chelton
as Mme. Colotte
Dora Doll
as Mme. Clou
Jacques Rispal
as Superintendent
Françoise Bertin
as Mademoiselle Sassy
Arlette Bonnard
as Mme. Poliakoff
Corinne Dacla
as Pascal Carimil
Anne Guillard
as Sylvie Le Garrec
Valérie Stano
as Martine Dubreuil
Veronique Vernon
as Evelyne Delacroix
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Peppermint Soda is a valentine to the bittersweet joys of adolescence.

January 27, 2004 | Full Review…
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