36 Fillette (1988)

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Avg Rating: 3.9 / 5. Voted: 27

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AKA: Junior Size 36; Virgin; Lolita 90
Directed by: Catherine Breillat
Starring: Delphine Zentout (Lili), Etienne Chicot (Older man), Olivier Parniere (Brother)
Country: France
Language: French (English Subtitles)
Runtime: 01:24:11
Genres: Siblings-Family, Teen-Oriented, Old-Young Relationships

Plot – Spoilers:
Lili is a 14-year-old, on holiday at a French seaside with her parents and older brother. She can’t stand her family much – a feeling that’s mutual. She feels closest to her brother, though this too is a relationship often dragged out through manipulation.

Lili’s current preoccupation is her virgin status. On the one hand, she triumphantly holds on to it as a symbol of not having conformed. On the other, she desperately dangles it while seeking the attention of men. Sometimes she just wants to talk, other times she wishes the men would just help her get it done with. This lends her an ironic, foul-mouthed nature that confuses those drawn in by her underage body and overly developed boobs.

Delphine Zentout was 16 when this was made, in case that was a thought that crossed your mind.

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Heidi Attwood
Heidi Attwood
June 4, 2020 8:04 am

Lousy acting. Characters who are hrs to like. The girl is a real pain. Movie is a draft. Big time.

Mary Januseski Gaylord
Mary Januseski Gaylord
June 15, 2020 10:46 am

Ty for the review….won’t waste my time with this one….!

September 9, 2021 8:04 am

This child made my ears bleed.

The White Horseman
The White Horseman
September 14, 2021 12:08 am

Good movie. A real Breillat.

October 22, 2021 2:36 am

16? diff. laws in france i guess.

Reply to  hester
June 24, 2022 9:09 pm

16 is legal in many european countries, England one of them etc some are even lower.

Reply to  destitute
June 24, 2022 11:41 pm

It is a bit more nuanced because age-difference can be taken into account even if the person is 16 in the UK. Or if the original connection was when they were younger. Rolf Harris claimed the girl was 16 when they first had sex but he still ended up in jail because of his grooming before hand.
It should also be noted that if a girl of 13 does not tell the man then he can say he thought she was older. That has been a successful defence for the grooming gang prostitution set-ups.
Japan age of consent is actually 13 but once again is nuanced depending on the location and situation.
However yes 16 is the age of consent in the UK and when I was at school that meant quite a few people were active from 14, some younger but mostly active in their peer groups.

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Reply to  muffles
June 25, 2022 1:31 am

You seem to know too much about these kind of things.