Wild Reeds (Les Roseaux Sauvages)
Wild Reeds (Les Roseaux Sauvages) (1994)

This emotional French coming-of-age film follows the tumultuous times in the lives of three French boys in a boarding school. The episodic story is set in 1962 just after the Algerian War and contains political undertones. Young Francois is… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 13, 2001
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Emanuel Levy

French helmer Andre Techine's most personal--and arguably best--film is one of the few foreign language pictures that was recognized by most critics groups in the U.S.

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Felix Gonzalez Jr.
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... Techine examines the emotional changes of his young protagonists with sensitivity and understanding.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Some of the political undertones may go astray, but the emotional center of the film is touching and honest.

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Jeremy Heilman

[Its] subdued tone becomes the movie's greatest strength, since it keeps the film's plot events from ever feeling melodramatic.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

real and honest

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Dustin Putman

There are moments within the film that are full of such unblinking reality and intelligence that there is no way it could be a 'mainstream' American picture.

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