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Private Lessons (2008)

Élève libre (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 21 January 2009 (Belgium)
An aspiring tennis player is taken under the wing of an established player as his family life falls apart.


Joachim Lafosse


Joachim Lafosse (screenplay), François Pirot (screenplay)

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Credited cast:
Jonas Bloquet ... Jonas
Jonathan Zaccaï ... Pierre
Claire Bodson Claire Bodson ... Nathalie
Yannick Renier Yannick Renier ... Didier
Pauline Etienne ... Delphine
Anne Coesens ... Pascale
Johan Leysen ... Serge
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Toussaint Colombani ... Ben
Thomas Coumans Thomas Coumans ... Thomas
Muriel Hérault Muriel Hérault ... La titulaire de classe
Bernard Michel Bernard Michel ... Bernard
Luc Van Gunderbeeck Luc Van Gunderbeeck ... L'examinateur de math


Jonas, 16, is experiencing school failure. But for his tennis enthusiast, this is not so serious, since he can devote himself to sport. Unfortunately, he cannot pass the national selection. Turning away from his divorced parents, he finds thirty-year-old Pierre's support, a friend of his mother. He was touched by his situation, offers help to him. With this privileged connection, he leaves school. Pierre and his companion, Nathalie replace the teachers and the parents. But this education will take a more intimate turn, sex education. Written by lament

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Release Date:

21 January 2009 (Belgium) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Pierre: You can't beat a guy for sucking a guy off.
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Child sexual abuse in a closed circle of friends
29 May 2012 | by LycianSee all my reviews

This movie depicts a sexual abuse of a male child by his "friends" who help him with his tennis training and school exams.

The child has three elder "friends", one of them is a female. His mother and father are far away and he is alone with "them".

There are 5 abuses depicted in the movie which take place when the child is in the "protection" of those elders.

At first, the child is exposed to a sexual discussion in which the "elders" try to indoctrinate him about "infidelity" and they try to convince him to have sex with one of them.

In the second, an elder, finally forces and convinces him to have sex with her while the child is drunk. The child's eyes are tied. Other two people watch him at that abuse.

The third is a homosexual child abuse. While the second abuse is continuing, one of the male elders "take turn" and abuse him. At that moment, the child doesn't know a male is giving blow-job to him. He thinks a woman is doing it.

The fourth is another homosexual child abuse. The second elder, who helps with exams, pushes to, convinces, and gives the boy a blow-job while the boy is trying to study to his exams.

The fifth is again another homosexual child abuse. Like the previous, same elder "gay" person first gives him a blow-job then he penetrates the boy making it an "anal intercourse with a child".

The elders use/abuse "Position of trust" to convince and push him to have sex with each of them.

When the child accuses them for abusing him, the last abuser accuses him back with being an "opportunist". The movie takes side with the elders and it is depicted as if it is "normal" for elders to have sex with a child.

The last guy says "I never did anything that you refused" or something like "I never forced you to do anything." And the child is showed as walking back into house as a justification of all this sexual abuse.

I think producers, writers, and directors of this movie think that it is normal for an elder to have sex with a child if he or she doesn't "refuse." They should have known that a child isn't equipped with mental competency to cope with child abusers. You can't justify having sex with a child by saying "he/she didn't say no!" This is a crime against humanity.

I condemn who contributed to this movie.

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