The bilingual college Hamilton School, on a Southern England island, with its Victorian buildings scattered in the park like distant isles. Deserted by its boarders on holidays but haunted by its young owner, Alexandra Hamilton the inevitable fantasy of four hundred pupils. Hidden in her house, protected by an old and jealous tutor, a governess that keeps looking ambigously at her, and a nurse with a provocative body. Protected against who? Against what? Michel the only pupil who has not left for the holidays is put up by Alexandra. He will try to get through the mysterious defence, inevitably falling in romantic love to discover the rules of the strange ballet of seduction, perversion and power that rules over the small group. He will burn his heart but also find the answer to the choice a teenager can be faced with on the eve of his emotional and sexual life
He was born in Paris. He was assistant director to Berthomieu, Carné, Le Chanois, Lampin for example. He became a director when deep change with New Wave. Archipel is his 26th feature film.
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PRODUCTION : Locus Solus Productions Les Films Dancourt What’s on VENTE A L’ETRANGER : MGI International