Le Souffle au coeur

Dearest Love (GB title)
Murmur of the Heart (US title)

(France/Italy/Germany, 1971, 117 minutes)

In 1954 Dijon, a sensible schoolboy grows up confused between a stern gynecologist father, an equally confused Italian mother and his two rebellious older brothers. Eccentric but endearing coming-of-age tale that raised many eyebrows because of an (elegantly ellided) incest scene.

A Pyramide Distribution release. A N. E. F./Marianne Films/Vides Films/Seitz Filmproduktion co-production. Starring Léa Massari, Benoît Ferreux, Daniel Gélin, Michel Lonsdale, Ave Ninchi, Gila von Weitershausen. Directed and written by Louis Malle; music by Gaston Frèche, Sidney Bechet, Henri Renaud and Charlie Parker; director of photography (colour), Ricardo Aronovich; production designer, Jean-Jacques Caziot; film editor, Suzanne Baron.


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