Cinema: A Blown Seed

THE FIRST TIME Directed and Written by Claude Berri

Claude is nearly 17, and the only thing in his head is, to employ a euphemism, girls. Like every teen-age male in creation, he sees the world through a spermy haze, a green fog of concupiscence. He runs after girls in the street, and when he overtakes one, doesn't know where to put his eyes, his hands, his conversation. He is quite normal.

Though nonsense of this kind is timeless, the farce is set in Paris in 1952, and it is clear that Director Claude Berri regards The First Time, like his earlier films...

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