Louis Malle spawned controversy with this semi-autobiographical film of 1971 set in Dijon. It concerns the sexual initiation of a precocious academic wealthy French adolescent (Benoit Ferreux) a process thats assisted at one crucial point by his sensuous Italian mother (Lea Massari) while undergoing treatment for a heart murmur. Its spirit is vivacious and probably goes closer than all his features to capturing the refinement of the French New Wave. The romping soundtrack featuring Charlie Parker and Sidney Bechet bolsters the joie de vivre
This is a Region 4 disc. A multi-region player may be required in order to play this disc in this part of the world.