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Murmur of the Heart

RomanceDrama18+ (R)19711h 58m
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#1226 Ranked Movie
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Murmur of the Heart (1971)

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Romance Drama Rated: 18+ (R)19711h 58m

This loosely plotted coming-of-age tale follows the life of 15-year-old Laurent Chevalier as he stumbles his way over the burgeoning swell of adolescence in 1950s France. After having his first sexual experience with a prostitute and dodging the lips of a priest, Chevalier contracts a case of scarlet fever. When the fever leaves him with a heart murmur, Chevalier is placed in a sanatorium, along with his over-attentive and adulterous mother.Murmur of the Heart featuring Lea Massari and Benoît Ferreux is streaming with subscription on The Criterion Channel, and streaming with subscription on Kanopy. It's a drama and romance movie with a high IMDb audience rating of 7.6 (10,256 votes) and was very well received by critics.

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#1,226 Ranked Movie

#34 Ranked in Movies on The Criterion Channel

#78 Ranked in Mature Movies

#156 Ranked in Romance Movies

Murmur of the Heart has a high IMDb audience rating of 7.6 (10,256 votes) and was very well received by critics. The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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This loosely plotted coming-of-age tale follows the life of 15-year-old Laurent Chevalier as he stumbles his way over the burgeoning swell of adolescence in 1950s France. After having his first sexual experience with a prostitute and dodging the lips of a priest, Chevalier contracts a case of scarlet fever. When the fever leaves him with a heart murmur, Chevalier is placed in a sanatorium, along with his over-attentive and adulterous mother.

Age rating: 18+ (R)
Runtime: 1h 58m

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Related Genres: RomanceDrama
Related Tags: Mature
Country of origin: FranceGermanyItaly
Available to watch on: The Criterion ChannelKanopy
Original Release Date: Apr 27, 1971