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Louise... l'insoumise (1985)

While watching the others on her TV screen,Louise becomes a rebellious girl.

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Catherine Rouvel ...
Edith, la mère
Roland Bertin ...
Le père
Myriam Stern ...
Louise
Joëlle Tami ...
Gisèle
Deborah Cohen ...
Viviane
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Mme Royer
Lucia Bensasson ...
La tante
Dominique Bernard ...
L'oncle Gaston
Pierre Baillot
Elia Clavel
Josette Duval
Chantal Garrigues
Laurence Mercier
Christiane Mériel
Catherine Langeais ...
Speakerine TV (voice)
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There are three daughters in this Jewish family who has settled down in the Parisian suburb in early 1961 (coming from Tunisia).The mother is tyrannical and her family unit is an inward-looking community:the girls must not see French.The elder,Vivianne ,is resigned to her fate.Gisèle,the youngest, is not aware of her situation.On the other hand, Louise ,the middle one, watches TV on the sly and discovers the forbidden world .This is the life she wants to live ,even though she has to clash with her mom. Written by dbdumonteil

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

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Gem
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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