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While on vacation with her family, fourteen year old Lili vows to lose her virginity. She attracts the attention of a good looking, middle-aged playboy and with the skill of an adult and the naivete of a child, she seduces him. Her involvement with this older man and a chance encounter with a musician further her journey toward sexual awakening.
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Yet this is a decent film, and not the unbridled kiddie porn that so many reviewers here might have had it be (although I'm really thinking of "The Lover," I believe Delphine Zentout had to be at least 18 at the time the film was shot). What I find fascinating about these films is the fact that I know women whose sexual development is much like those of the female leads in these films. Lili even reminds me, now, of my fiancee in both physical and sexual aspect and, to some degree, psychological aspect. She (Lili) is a troubled girl with a deep and rarely satisfied desire to break free of her family, and her sexual pursuits provide her what little relief she can find, even on holiday.
Definitely worth a look.
Though the plot behind the film is good, I find it to be not well executed. You watch the movie (which is rather short) and you get to the end and are left thinking, "what was the point?" or "why?". It lacks the basic beauty that is usually found it French films, and it lacks substance. Also, the casting was not done very well. You watch a girl who is supposed to be a somewhat innocent 14 year old virgin, and she looks and acts much older. Perhaps it's just me, and my friends, I don't know.
Overall, I give this film two stars because of one because it is watchable, and because of the effort. It's not one of the worst French films ever, but it is very, VERY far from being one of the best.
And I wish Amazon would research their offerings more closely because even they claim that this DVD is in widescreen letterbox format. Thank goodness they didn't advertise this as anamorphic!
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The film may be worth seeing, but this DVD is of the LOWEST imaginable quality and I strongly recommend you avoid buying it. Read morePublished on Jan. 30 2002
A sad, rather disgusting story of a mixed-up girl played by an (apparently) older woman.Published on Jan. 6 2001
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