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  • WILD REEDS Alternative
  • WILD REED Alternative


Set in 1962 in south-west France. François, Serge and Henri all attend the same boarding school. Henri is Algerian-born and upopular with everyone. Angry at hearing about OAS defeats in Algeria he decides to burn down the local Communist HQ. François and Serge have a brief homosexual affair leaving Serge unaffected but François unhappily persuaded that he is gay.

[Originally commissioned by the Franco-German Television channel ATE as part of the series TOUS LES GARCONS ET LES FILLES DE LEUR ÂGE in which French directors were asked to contribute films based on their recollections of adolescence].

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