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The favorite actor of the New Wave, became a director in 1970. The friends, his first feature film. From Paris and Deauville, between the Normandy hotel, the new Olympic swimming pool, the tennis courts and Le Ciro's, Gérard Blain (1930-2000) films with tact the friendship of a mature man for a young boy of modest origin . The film will be one of the three films in the official French selection at the 1971 Cannes Festival and will be awarded the Leopard d'Or at the Locarno Festival 1972.