Wild Reeds (Les Roseaux Sauvages) (1994)

Wild Reeds (Les Roseaux Sauvages)




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This emotional French coming-of-age film follows the tumultuous times in the lives of three French boys in a boarding school. The episodic story is set in 1962 just after the Algerian War and contains political undertones. Young Francois is confused to discover that he is sexually attracted to fellow classmate Serge, a macho boy from the working class. They two engage in one night of passion. For Serge, a heterosexual, it was only a way to release his pent up sexual energy. He is attracted to … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Olivier Massart, Gilles Taurand, Andre Techine
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 13, 2001



as Francois

as Madame Alvarez

as Mr. Morelli

as Young Bride

as The Photographer

as Young Bridegroom

as Monsieur Cassagne

as Girl at Party

as Bridegroom's Father

as Bridegroom's Mother

as Headmaster

as Gym Instructor

as Plump Attendant
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Critic Reviews for Wild Reeds (Les Roseaux Sauvages)

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French helmer Andre Techine's most personal--and arguably best--film is one of the few foreign language pictures that was recognized by most critics groups in the U.S.

Full Review… | December 20, 2006
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Some of the political undertones may go astray, but the emotional center of the film is touching and honest.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Time Out
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New York Times
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Los Angeles Times
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Audience Reviews for Wild Reeds (Les Roseaux Sauvages)

Algeria's War for Liberation echoes in the lives of French teenagers. A masterfully told tale with a cast whose performances reveal a talent beyond their years.

The French do cinema well anyway, but they do coming-of-age movies exceptionally well. This movie has gorgeous scenery, gorgeous young actors and actresses, and gorgeous cinematography.

Jim Chatman

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