Wild Reeds (Les Roseaux Sauvages)
Wild Reeds (Les Roseaux Sauvages) (1995)

This is a nostalgic French coming-of-age drama from director Andre Techine set in a Provence deeply divided over the war for independence being waged against French colonialism in Algeria. In 1962, Francois (Gael Morel) and Maite (Elodie… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 10, 1995
DVD 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.

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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