This is one of the best French films I've seen, if not one of the best overall. I first saw it several years ago, like 5 yrears ago, and reviewed it again for this review. I remembered the plot twist, so that kinda spoiled it this time. But the first time around it was great and very convincing (and great a second time too.) I remember thinking, is this all really true?--did it happen this way? The older Olivier is very convincing and how did he do it? The film doesn't really offer any explanation. He was also a very adorable character and seductive. The movie also evokes many different emotions based on the situations that happen (I don't want to give away too much info for those reading this review who haven't seen it--don't want to ruin the experience.) Or emotions are evoked from what you also perceive to be happening at the time, from joy, humor, repulsion, outrage, etc. I mean the subject manner covers a lot of territory, though subtely, all relating to the main character, Olivier. Like for instance the relationship between Olivier and his sister....I mean you think what's he doing, but you kinda know otherwise...It is a very touching film that will make you think and feel for the character and the real life one. And since this film was "inspired by real events" as sited in the opening screens, I was left wondering what happened after the ending with the teenaged "Olivier" and his family. Watch it, it's worth your time.