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La femme enfant (1980)

Elisabeth, a 11 year old girl, visits Marcel, a mute gardener every morning with whom she shares a very particular friendship. During three years, their bond grows stronger, as Marcel seems to be the only person she can connect to.

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Marcel
Pénélope Palmer ...
Élisabeth
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Le père
Hélène Surgère ...
La mère
Ary Aubergé ...
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Georges Lucas ...
Le curé
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Elisabeth, a 11 year old girl, visits Marcel, a mute gardener every morning with whom she shares a very particular friendship. During three years, their bond grows stronger, as Marcel seems to be the only person she can connect to.

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Die Kindfrau - Stumme Liebe  »

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Visual poetry!
24 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film in the theater 25 years ago and have remembered scenes from it ever since, but I was always frustrated in my attempts to see it a second time. No release on VHS or DVD stateside. I even used to ask friends visiting Paris to try and hunt down a copy for me. Well, it was finally released in France in September,2007. I had no difficulty ordering the DVD through Amazon FR. It does NOT have subtitles AND you will need a region-free VCR in order to watch it. Perhaps someday NEW YORKER FILMS, which brought this movie to American theaters 25 years ago, will issue this DVD for our region and with English subtitles.

Simple and poetic. Mournful and strange. A minor masterpiece.


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