Eleve Libre (2008)

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Avg Rating: 3.8 / 5. Voted: 30

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AKA: Private Lessons
Directed by: Joachim Lafosse
Starring: Jonas Bloquet (Jonas), Jonathan Zaccai (Pierre), Claire Bodson (Nathalie), Yannick Renier (Didier), Pauline Etienne (Delphine), Anne Coesens (Mother), Johan Leysen (Father), Thomas Coumans (Brother)
Country: Belgium; Effed Up Belgian Cinema, Effed Up European Movies
Language: French (Eng Subs); Effed Up French Films
Runtime: 01:47:48
Genres: Teenagers, Old-Young Relationships, Gay

Plot – Spoilers:
An aspiring tennis player, Jonas, who is failing grades at school is gently persuaded by his counsellor to move to a different school that will train him to be blue collar, as he doesn’t appear to be cut out for the white one. But Jonas doesn’t care, because his tennis is going good. Meanwhile, he is being goaded into losing his virginity by a bunch of adults from the tennis club he often hangs out with.

But when Jonas starts to fuck up at the tennis, he feels maybe school is where he belongs. This feeling is buoyed by the adult group he spends time with, who spout intellectualism and freedom from all rules. One of them, Pierre, who’s known to Jonas’ mother, even offers to tutor him.

Jonas, who in the group’s presence, by now has begun to feel more like a noob in matters related to his dick, starts to believe that academic excellence and the appearance of being smart is key to holding on to his girlfriend who seems intimate, but bored in his presence, even when he tries to sell her some Camus.

Jonas makes progress in his studies but is mostly drifting through the days trying to learn how to last longer with his girlfriend while being influenced by Pierre to question all his existing relationships. Pierre is manipulative and his first big success is when Jonas starts to believe he can’t count on his family for any support. In fact, Pierre’s work on Jonas is a fairly exhaustive study on grooming, and the long-drawn out efforts some are willing to put in, to ensure total power and control.

But Eleve Libre doesn’t shy from dispassionately looking at the underage victim too. At one point, he is called a whore by the adult, but appears to be ok with the transactional nature of their relationship, so long as he can earn the respectability he so desperately yearns for.

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May 3, 2023 2:54 pm

How they were giving a fucking kid advice on sex was so uncomfortable yuck

Old Mother Hubbard
Old Mother Hubbard
March 7, 2023 5:14 am

This one grossed me out for sure. The main character looks like the kid in school who always had remanence of food on the corners of his mouth.

Reply to  Old Mother Hubbard
September 4, 2023 12:22 am

“remanence”?? See; I knew you were (are) RETARDED. You mean remnants, you fucking stupid fuck.

July 31, 2022 1:36 pm

An interesting take on grooming. Very well executed.

Reply to  John
January 13, 2023 2:45 pm

I know right,it’s my blueprint to tracking down pre-teen faggots & basically all children,especially whiney bitches who cry & span,I wind them up & watch them go,then suck them,fuck them & then I blow………….on their pre-teen,12 year old faces….oh lord yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reply to  Steve
September 4, 2023 12:30 am

Let’s all hope that you are fucking dead by now; killed by one of those “bitches” that you have destroyed for life – in the most slow, painful and gruesome way possible. “span”?? WTF is that, you imbecilic scumbag POS? Oh, I know; you made the entire pile of bullshit up – because you are only a slimy worm empty-headed and soulless faggot with the future of a used tea-bag.

July 31, 2022 8:19 am

…I can not remember which one of you lot recomended ..Little Cory Gory.. to me but a belated thanks. It was an enjoyable watch.

fred fat
fred fat
July 29, 2022 6:27 pm

this film is ace and i am the first deformed persian to make an uninformed comment

Reply to  fred fat
July 30, 2022 8:42 pm

omg u live in montreal i know you fuck you ahaa