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Year of the Jellyfish (1984)

L'année des méduses (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 14 November 1984 (France)
Chris, a sexy teenager who appears mostly bare-breasted on the French Riviera, has a crush on Romain, her mother's lover. In reaction to her inability to attract his attention, she experiments with other risque affairs.

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Christopher Frank

Writers:

Christopher Frank (novel), Christopher Frank (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bernard Giraudeau ... Romain Kalides
Valérie Kaprisky ... Chris
Caroline Cellier ... Claude
Jacques Perrin ... Vic
Béatrice Agenin Béatrice Agenin ... Marianne Lamotte
Barbara Nielsen Barbara Nielsen ... Barbara
David Jalil David Jalil ... Jean-Paul
Philippe Lemaire ... Lamotte
Pierre Vaneck Pierre Vaneck ... Pierre
Jean-Paul Dubarry Jean-Paul Dubarry ... Guttaz
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Betty Assenza Betty Assenza ... Dorothee
Hedwige De Mouroux Hedwige De Mouroux ... (as Hedwige Thabuis)
Serge Gaubardy Serge Gaubardy
Charlotte Kady Charlotte Kady ... Miriam
Gill Matt Gill Matt ... Aldo
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Chris, a sexy teenager who appears mostly bare-breasted on the French Riviera, has a crush on Romain, her mother's lover. In reaction to her inability to attract his attention, she experiments with other risque affairs.

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Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

14 November 1984 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Méduses See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Valerie Kaprisky and Barbara Nielsen are naked in and by the side of a pool.

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Goofs

The placement of the glasses when Chris has breakfast with Claude in their hotel room. See more »

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Pretty alright
27 August 2004 | by lazarilloSee all my reviews

This is only a passable thriller I guess, but I found it interesting for several reasons. First, it is surprisingly trashy and unpretentious for a French movie. While the Italians and the Spanish have made tons of movies like this, the French have always seemed more hesitant to make flat-out genre or exploitation movies without a lot of high-art pretensions. This film is a trashy "lethal Lolita"-type flick along the lines of "Pretty Poison" or "The Crush" (or Italian equivalents like "Peccati di gioventu"). The cinematography, however, is quite impressive--up to the high French standards of arthouse films like "Pauline on the Beach" or "One Wild Moment". It helps that, like those movies, it was filmed in a cinematographer's paradise, the south of France. And, of course, it also features the very, um, photogenic Valerie Kaprisky (who is usually topless and often completely nude) as the lethal Lolita. Kaprisky was in some pretty interesting French movies like this and "La Femme Publique" before she was no doubt black-balled for appearing in the horrible Hollywood remake of "Breathless" with Richard Gere. This one is pretty hard to find, but is definitely worth looking for.


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