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On the Verge of a Fever (Le gout des jeunes filles)

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Release Date:January 1, 2001
Running time:88 minutes
Cast:Daniela Akerblom, Uly Darly, Daphnee Desravines, Nehemie Dumay, Maka Kotto
Director:John L'Ecuyer
Producer:Anne-Marie Gelinas, Andrew Noble
Writer:Dany Laferriere
Distributor:Christal Films

Description: Against the backdrop of poverty, fear and the brutal dictatorship of Haiti in 1971, 'On the Verge of a Fever' ('Le goût des jeunes filles') is about Fanfan, a 15-year-old boy who just wants to experience life for himself with his streetwise friend Gégé. Having lived a somewhat sheltered life with his protective mother, Fanfan experiences a bizarrely terrifying incident involving a Tonton-Macoute. As a result, he decides to hide out at his beautiful neighbor's house for the weekend. There, he is trapped between his fear of being caught and the fulfilling of his deepest fantasy.

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