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Kung-Fu master

Kung-Fu master
Mathieu Demy

Mathieu Demy

Screen Time: 80%
Role: Julien
Age: 14 years old
Charlotte Gainsbourg

Charlotte Gainsbourg

Screen Time: 50%
Role: Lucy
Age: 15 years old

 

Kung-Fu master

1987
Le Petit Amour
Rating: 6.23 (13 votes)
Directed: Agn├Ęs Varda
Country: France
Language: French
Genre: Coming of Age, Drama, Romance
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093371

Summary

Mary-Jane asks, "Do all women fall in love with a boy, or just those without sons?" She's divorced with two daughters, Lucy and Loulou. Lucy has a party where Mary-Jane notices Julien, 14, small and brassy, but she sees a sensitive side. She contrives to spend time with him and lets him know she's available to him. He's on the cusp between child and man, alternating between playing a video game, Kung Fu Master, where he tries to rescue Sylvie, and joining friends in bluff talk about sexual exploits. As Lucy realizes what is happening, she's repulsed, but Mary-Jane, encouraged by her own mother, carries on. Is it love or jealousy of lost youth? Is there any way this can end well?