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Les Deux Anglaises et le Continent

Two English Girls and the Continent

Les Deux Anglaises et le Continent

cast: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Philippe Léotard, Kika Markham

year: 1971

colour: yes


director: François Truffaut

runtime: 135

At the end of the Nineteenth Century, the English teenager Ann Brown travels from Wales to Paris. There she befriends Claude Roc and invites him to visit her hometown, where she lives with her mother and her younger sister Muriel. When Claude arrives at her home, both Ann and Muriel become his close friends - but Ann pushes Claude towards Muriel and they fall in love with each other. However their mothers propose they separate for a year and do not communicate to see if they have real feelings for one another. But after six months in Paris, Claude is seduced by many lovers and sends a letter to Muriel calling off their commitment. When Claude meets Ann in Paris later, they have a love affair; but Claude still has feelings for Muriel...


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