Les mal partis 1976
1h 54min | Romance | 11 February 1976 (France)
15-year old schoolboy Denis and the nun Clotilde fall in love with each other. During the war the two of them take shelter at an abandoned farm and live happily together until the locals start to become suspicious.
Jean-Baptiste Rossi is none other than Sebastien Japrisot (it’s an anagram) who wrote such thrillers as “L’Ete Meurtrier” or “La Dame Dans L’Auto Avec des Lunettes et un Fusil ” .
The critics were very hard on “les mal partis” when it was theatrically released.Based on a autobiographic novel,it is ,at least to my eyes, more palatable than the aforementioned thrillers.Denis is a young bourgeois ,in a junior high school where a supervisor (Gargantua!)gives the students a rough time.Denis needs something new.He falls in love with Clotilde.But she is a nun.She realizes it’s a forbidden love.But passion grows stronger…and the society is not prepared to accept it.
Director: Sébastien Japrisot (as Jean-Baptiste Rossi)
Stars: France Dougnac, Olivier Jallageas, Marie Dubois
Release Date: 11 February 1976 (France)
Also Known As: Bad Starters