Un enfant dans la foule

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Drama by Gérard Blain
Year: 1976
Year in film: (1937-) 1944
Country: France
Who in bedroom: Paul 13, other
Kind of beds: same bed+dorm
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Rating: 5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: I think main character Paul (13 yo in 1944, wearing tighty whiteys in bed) and an older guy sharing one narrow bed. Also scenes of a dorm (2 rows of metal beds), I don’t remember if it’s a boarding school. Also other scenes of interest like speedos.

I’m still searching for an unknown, probably Italian coming-of-age movie on my Lederhosen blog. So I rechecked this famous Cannes selection movie some time ago. Quite interesting (for it’s time) and I’ve seen it many years agon on TV. But there are a lot of similar and better movies.  English title: A Child in the Crowd.

Rating 5 only (for bedroom scenes), maybe a bit higher for the movie itself.

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Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)

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Comedy film starring Henry Fonda
Year: 1968
Year in film: 1960s
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: boys. Girls
Kind of beds: bunk beds + separate
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Rating: 7/10 ?
Rating: *******
Comment: Like in the 2005 remake there are in total 18 kids (I think 7 brothers and 11 sisters, in the novel there are 20 kids (8 boys) in 8 rooms, 3 stories), but not in one room. About 3 of them look grown-up and about 4 are very young. Most famous kids are 11 yo Mitch Vogel (Bonanza) and 7 yo Eric Shea.

I don’t know the complete movie. According to a time chart there are at least 5 letter-coded bedrooms for half of the kids. So in total around 8 rooms.

Jean and Veronica sharing room A (maybe more here), Mary and Gerald room C, Tommy and Phillip room D, Germaine, Teresa and Joan room E. Rest 9 including the room with the 2 bunk beds. Rest 5. So probably 2 or 3 more rooms makes 7-8 rooms + 1 for the parents.

At least 2 wooden bunk beds in one room. Obviously 2 older girls and 2 older boys sharing the room with the bunk beds. I don’t know how the other rooms look like and if there are more bunk beds. In one scene 3 young kids (at least 2 girls) entering the parents’ bed.

I hope for a soon broadcasting but obviously there are no more than 4 or maybe 5 in one room. I can only say for sure of 3 girls sharing one room and also 2 boys. In the remake there are at least 4 brothers sharing a room.

Rating 7 for now.

 

Vasko da Gama ot selo Rupcha

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Kids adventure TV series, 6 ep
Year:
1986
Year in film:
1980s ?
Country:
Bulgaria
Who in bedroom:
Vasko ~15 ?, man
Kind of beds:
bunk bed
Available on DVD:
no ?
I own:
no
Rating:
4/10  ?
Rating: ****
Comment:
A bunk bed on a ship. A young boy, probably Ivan Laskin in the upper bunk, an older man in the lower.

Original title: “Васко де Гама от Село Рупча“, English tite: Vasko de Gama from Rupcha Village. Directed by Dimitar Petrov. Novel by the Mormarevi Brothers.

I found it by coincidence and as usual have only checked it at high speed.

Interesting bed but I think few good scenes and with just a man.

So rating 4 only.

Stig of the Dump (1981)

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ITV TV series
Year:
1981
Year in film:
1980s
Country:
UK
Who in bedroom:
Barney ~9, Lou?
Kind of beds:
separate beds
Available on DVD:
no *
I own:
no
Rating:
4/10  ?
Rating: ****
Comment:
I think Grant Warnock and his sister, played by Janine Tidman (maybe a bit older) sharing this room.

I found it some time ago and don’t remember much. The main plot is about a caveman. Based on a 1963 novel. I think not officially on DVD. There’s also a 2002 BBC remake.

Typical British 80s bedroom.

Rating 3-4.

Kid Detectives

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Family series
Year:
2009
Year in film:
2000s
Country:
Australia
Who in bedroom:
Charlotte, Alex ~11
Kind of beds:
bunk bed, separate beds
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
yes, partly TV recordings
Rating:
6/10 
Rating: ******
Comment:
Several kids between 6-12 yo in different bedrooms. Pics from today’s episode s1e3.

Pic 1 showing Charlotte (Connors ?) sitting on the lower bunk of this white metal bunk bed and her redhaired brother. Not sure about his name. Maybe Dean Moutopoulos. Probably Alex (Mitchinson ?), (previously I thought I understood Yannis). There’s a similar looking boy called Leon (pic 2, uncredited on IMDb) at another case.

I have to recheck more episodes. But I like this series. Handsome kids and funny plots. Good colorful bedrooms. Probably also 2 brothers and 2 sisters. I always thought that this is set in Spain. 26 or 52 shorter episodes. Beyond Productions. Book by Dorling Kindersley.

Rating 5-6 for now.

Herzensbrecher (2013)

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Family series starring Simon Böer, 4+seasons
Year: 2013-
Year in film: 2010s
Country: Germany
Who in bedroom: Jakob 6. Jo. Tom. Lukas 20
Kind of beds: separate rooms
Available on DVD: yes, partly
I own: no
Rating: 4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: 4 brothers aged 6, 13, 17 and 20 (season 1) but obviously all (or most) in separate and completetly different but modern rooms. Not sure if this is true for all episodes and seasons. (Season 4 will be aired in fall 2016).

Christian plot, subtitle “Vater von vier Söhnen”. The father is a preacher set in Bonn.

I have only checked it briefly and can’t say much more.

Interesting bedrooms (my favourite room is pic 1) but I prefer other rooms and countries and siblings sharing rooms. 17 and 20 years is also quite old.

Rating 4-5 for now only.

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