Credited cast:
Catherine Rouvel ...
Edith, la mère
Roland Bertin ...
Le père
Myriam Stern ...
Joëlle Tami ...
Deborah Cohen ...
Marie-Christine Barrault ...
Mme Royer
Lucia Bensasson ...
La tante
Dominique Bernard ...
L'oncle Gaston
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pierre Baillot
Nathalie Hanrion
Laurence Mercier
Christiane Mériel
Julie Turin


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13 March 1985 (France)  »

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The movie won the Prix Georges Sadoul 1984. See more »

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19 January 2004 | by (Yurp) – See all my reviews

Frankly, I don't even know why I watched this movie, let alone taped it -- probably solely because the title has a certain charming ring to it. Ordinarily I'd rank the pleasures to be had out of watching a French film which you could paraphrase as "sensitive portrayal of the travails of an unruly young girl growing up in an uprooted Jewish family in the Parisian banlieue in the Sixties" considerably below those of receiving unnarcotised root canal treatment by a demented Bulgarian sodomist at the bottom of a freezing cold cesspool on the outer reaches of the seventh circle of hell on a rainy Monday morning. However "Louise, l'insoumise" is simply fantastic. Marvellously directed, exceptionally acted (especially by the lead actress, who, sadly, never starred in another movie), brilliantly written, superbly filmed. And it all seems so effortless as to make you wonder how other movies manage to be so god-damn awful. Really, my English is insufficient to tell you how truly magnificent this movie is -- lesser movies compare to it like stale diet Coke to fine wine. Everyone should watch it, and especially those who don't normally go for movies of this genre -- it opens your eyes for the potential of cinema.

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