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Graduate First ()

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Avoiding the clichés of the teen film, Pialat’s Graduate First is a minutely observed, uncommonly honest profile of disaffected French youth in a northern provincial city. The film follows the aimless adventures of a group of students who see little point in finishing their baccalauréat when the future promises nothing but dead-end jobs or grinding unemployment. Instead, they drift from bistro to beach, engage in sex, bicker with their uncomprehending parents or set out for Paris. (KG)

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1. Best of criticker: Drama (public: moderated by avgcrtckr - 8 stars)
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Jan 08 Erenov Erenov
90T9
Dec 28, 2017 mathiasa
70T8
Oct 31, 2017 123a 123∞
0T6
Oct 14, 2017 WuGambino WuGambino
70T4
Oct 13, 2017 Toke Za
80T9
Oct 07, 2017 Lonewolf2003
75T6
Sep 24, 2017 Gch4SO
70T6
Aug 21, 2017 izwt936g
97T10
Jun 13, 2017 meliorism meliorism
75T7
Apr 13, 2017 Hennimore
72T7
Mar 19, 2017 Andras
85T8
Mar 12, 2017 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
73T9
Mar 08, 2017 letterboxdvo letterboxdvo
37T8
Feb 28, 2017 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
76T10
Feb 28, 2017 filmaffinity filmaffinity
70T8
Feb 25, 2017 mCihhh mCihhh
90T10
Oct 25, 2016 fabiovisnadi fabiovisnadi
92T9
Jul 11, 2016 oucho
75T5
Jun 19, 2016 henrybr
79T8
Apr 26, 2016 dean_
8T6
Mar 07, 2016 Moribunny Moribunny
88T10
Another whoppingly observant film by Pialat, this time with his lens on provincial French youth. It is at once very loosely plotted but very tightly conveyed. Each scene is beautifully devised and completely persuasive, trumping any similar work I've seen from France except Rozier's. In American terms, it's a bit like Larry Clark but way ahead.
Feb 14, 2016 robot2xl robot2xl
74T9
Dec 17, 2015 MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
39T9
Oct 25, 2015 Not_Yuman Not Yuman
50T6
Oct 15, 2015 Niska Niska
51T10
Sep 12, 2015 RavynLoony RavynLoony
70T9
Sep 08, 2015 cripplehorse cripplehorse
65T7
May 08, 2015 sebby sebby
80T9
Mar 23, 2015 JakeAesthete JakeAesthete
84T9
Very much of a piece with (and i would think probably an influence on) like-minded French coming-of-age films like Assayas' Cold Water and Denis' U.S. Go Home, it's also feels maybe a little bit interchangeable with A Nos Amours, but i think i prefer this slightly. Either way, it's exactly the sort of film that makes me dread the thought of ever rewatching my once-beloved Larry Clark films (which is sort of the cinematic equivalent of once owning Korn or Limp Bizkit albums. Also guilty.)
Mar 22, 2015 Carlospro Carlospro
85T10
Nov 23, 2014 mfl
54T4
Oct 09, 2014 Christophilm
75T7
Apr 27, 2014 mjjoao
90T10
Feb 07, 2014 jocimarjr jocimarjr
90T8
Jan 29, 2014 andymalafaia andymalafaia
50T4
Jan 21, 2014 outlandish outlandish
80T9
Dec 03, 2013 HansLucas Hans_Lucas
90T9
Nov 28, 2013 YodasBrain
70T5
Nov 12, 2013 guvolefou guvolefou
83T9
Pialat'ın gençlik filmi klişelerinden itinayla kaçınan, seyirciye özdeşleşebileceği hiçbir karakter sunmayan, olayların dalgalandığı anlarda dahi "büyük" hissiyatlardan kaçınan anlatımı kendisinin yetkin bir yönetmen olduğunu kanıtlıyor. Eğer "gençlik filmi" fiye bir tür varsa, bu kesinlikle bir "anti-gençlik filmi". Tek eksiği oyunculukların yer yer sallanması.
Sep 23, 2013 Darren Darren
91T9
Sep 22, 2013 Seethruskin Seethruskin
5T8
Sep 03, 2013 Coheed
80T8
Dec 06, 2012 debaser1985
73T8
Jun 20, 2012 babuba babuba
95T10
Jun 09, 2012 cristi cristi
91T6
May 29, 2012 nrm5
59T6
May 25, 2012 ears550 elixir
89T10
Nov 30, 2011 NRM02
51T4
May 04, 2011 fakesenator fakesenator
92T10
Dec 28, 2010 stack stack
6T5
Sep 28, 2010 JerryJ JerryJ
60T6
May 04, 2010 frg frg
10T10
Apr 25, 2010 cloak cloak
53T4
Mar 29, 2010 dmk dmk
69T6
Feb 09, 2010 cinebaixar
80T6
Feb 05, 2010 onetwothree
60T7
Oct 04, 2009 winds winds
6T8
Sep 07, 2009 roujin roujin
70T8
Sep 05, 2009 sidehacker sidehacker
97T10
Aug 28, 2009 Sagremore
75T8
Apr 22, 2009 imdb imdb
69T7
Apr 03, 2009 laika laika
76T7
Mar 11, 2009 coltrane
6T9
Dec 17, 2008 Mike DAngelo
51T4
Nov 20, 2008 flowing flowing
92T10
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