Coming of age story
Young Susannah York radiates youth and beauty in this story - set in France's sunny champagne country - which is also known as "Loss of Innocence". It's a coming of age drama about a 16-year-old girl who has to take charge of her younger brother and two sisters when their Mum is taken ill at the start of their Summer holiday. Reluctantly admitted to a local hotel, the children find the adult world confusing and sometimes shocking. The Susannah character learns to flirt, get tipsy and repel unwanted sexual advances. She also develops a huge crush on An Older Man (Kenneth More). A charming comedy-drama let down by a weak ending.