On the Tip of the Tongue 1976
Du bout des lèvres (original title)
1h 30min | Drama, Romance | 22 April 1976 (Belgium)
Fernand is a solitary, observant, different from other teenagers of his age while being so close to them. He is fifteen, the age of stealthy glances, lies and infinite dreams.
Madame Boirin is also lonely, fugitive, ambiguous against the friends of Fernand, Georgette the sweet and Christine the tease. Will she respond to Fernand’s interest in him? She who could be his young mother.
Fernand watches, spies, observes the comings and goings of the body of this woman who, in certain circumstances, dares to ignore him. Precisely, trick, Fernand approaches, runs up and talks to him.
Kindly amused, duped or not, Madame Boirin, listens, smiles and above all, is interested in him. Through their encounters and helping jealousy, this almost filial love will turn into an irresistible physical attraction: Fernand will vibrate by and for her. She, tenderly moved, understanding or so alone, will accept her advances until, become her ‘little God’. She introduces him.
Director: Jean-Marie Degèsves
Writers: Jean-Marie Degèsves, Pierre Joassin
Stars: Marie Dubois, Olivier de Saedeleer, Francine Blistin
Release Date: 22 April 1976 (Belgium)
Also Known As: De labios afuera