L'Étudiante (film)

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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Claude Pinoteau
Produced by Alain Poiré
Screenplay by
Music by Vladimir Cosma
Cinematography Yves Rodallec
Edited by Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte
Distributed by Gaumont Film Company
Release date
  • October 5, 1988 (1988-10-05) (France)
Running time
103 minutes
Country France
Language French
Box office $11.9 million[1]

L'Étudiante (error: {{lang-xx}}: text has italic markup (help)) is a 1988 French romantic comedy film directed by Claude Pinoteau and starring Sophie Marceau, Vincent Lindon and Élisabeth Vitali.[2] Written by Claude Pinoteau and Danièle Thompson, the film is about an ambitious teaching student, busy preparing for her final exams, whose studies are interrupted by a passionate affair with a jazz musician. The film was released to French theaters on October 10th, 1988 and sold 1,583,067 admissions in France.[3]


Twenty-one-year-old Valentine (Sophie Marceau) is a part-time teacher preparing for her all-important final teaching examinations. She meets Edouard (Vincent Lindon), a jazz musician who aspires to be a composer. Despite their different schedules and career agenda, they engage in a passionate affair. Valentine compares her relationship with Edouard to the dry dissertation of Molière's The Misanthrope in her oral exams at the Sorbonne.


  • Sophie Marceau as Valentine Ezquerra
  • Vincent Lindon as Ned
  • Élisabeth Vitali as Celine
  • Jean-Claude Leguay as Charly
  • Elena Pompei as Patricia
  • Roberto Attias as Philippe
  • Brigitte Chamarande as Claire
  • Christian Pereira as Serge
  • Beppe Chierici as L'appariteur
  • Nathalie Mann as Alexandra
  • Anne Macina as Laura
  • Janine Souchon as La dame au chien
  • Virginie Demians
  • Hugues Leforestier as Patron du bouchon
  • Jacqueline Noëlle
  • Marc-André Brunet as Victor[4]


  1. ^ Sophie Marceau French box office figures accessed 14 December 2014
  2. ^ "L'étudiante". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 18 April 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.jpbox-office.com/fichfilm.php?id=5723&affich=france
  4. ^ "Full cast and crew for L'étudiante". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 18 April 2012. 

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