A Real Young Girl

A Real Young Girl

1976
Drama
1h 29m
August, 1963; Alice, 14, an only child, and physically well developed, is home for vacation. She's moody, silent, keeps a diary, and explores tactile sensations with broken eggs, candle wax, ear wax, vomit, urine, blood, and, perhaps, if the summer goes in one very possible direction, semen. Without her underpants, she walks about, rides her bike, and sits on the shore as the tide comes in... (imdb)
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A Real Young Girl

1976
Drama
1h 29m
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Rated 19 Sep 2011
18
22nd
only french could make such a movie
Rated 02 Sep 2011
77
82nd
One hell of a good surprise.
Rated 04 Feb 2014
9
90th
I like sexually fearless movies that are willing to put on screen what's normally considered inappropriate. It's confrontational and humanizing, especially when it's done as skillfully as Breillat does it. I like this quote: "To Breillat innocence is little more than an imaginary state, something to yearn for while dealing with life, one orifice at a time."
Rated 26 Mar 2010
25
3rd
Not even close to my cup of tea, but she's got a great body, I'll give her that.
Rated 14 Feb 2013
70
63rd
A sullen 14 year old girl in rural France keeps a diary of her explorations of her budding sexuality in the early 60s. This includes flirting with half the men in town, experimenting with candle wax, vomit and piss, fantasies of sadism, and frequent masturbation with a dazzling variety of objects. Surprisingly dark and raw yet non-exploitative, featuring an incredibly brave performance from Charlotte Alexandra. Filmed in 1976 but not released until 1999.
Rated 02 Apr 2019
66
66th
Seen this a little while after it's '99 release date which was 20+ years after it's filmed date. I remember thinking it was quite different and risqué for the time because of it's rather graphic sexuality exploration. There is a definite and honest self-discovery message being told at the same time.
Rated 11 Feb 2011
85
95th
The most nihilistic film I've ever watched.
Rated 29 Jun 2013
70
75th
One of the more explicit and pervy examples of the female sexual awakening themed cinema of the 1970s, with just enough drama to transcend softcore porn. Also, much of it is too physically repugnant to maintain eroticism, which I appreciate as the most daring aspect of the film. Some of the overdubbed sound is really bad, but the original songs (Breillat wrote the lyrics and a Mort Shuman composed) are really cute. An interesting film, better than most sexploitation.

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