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La bouche de Jean-Pierre (1996)

A ten year old girl is received by her aunt because of her mother's confinement to a mental hospital. But the aunt lives with a man, Jean-Pierre, who seems to be a little too nice with the ... See full synopsis »
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Cast overview:
Sandra Sammartino ...
Mimi
Denise Aron-Schropfer ...
Solange (as Denise Schropfer)
Michel Trillot ...
Jean-Pierre
Delphine Allange ...
La mère
Jacques Gallo ...
L'amant de la mère
Françoise Pironneau ...
La voisine
Lois Da Silva ...
Le voisin
John Milko ...
Le guitariste
Mustafa Hadzihalilovic ...
Le médecin
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A ten year old girl is received by her aunt because of her mother's confinement to a mental hospital. But the aunt lives with a man, Jean-Pierre, who seems to be a little too nice with the girl.

"My name is Mimi. My mom took a lot of drugs last night and now she's all pale and in the hospital. Aunt Solange took me to her apartment. My bed is in a very little closet. At night, I hear a man hurting Solange. His name is Jean-Pierre.

There's nothing to do at my aunt's apartment. The apartment is really hot. Jean-Pierre messes with me.nI'm scared he's going to hurt me like he hurts my aunt at night.

Drugs have many, many colors, there are many to choose from... Maybe if I take them, I can go be with my mom again." See trailer: www.pathfinderpictures.com

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A thoughtfull short movie.
11 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

It's not often that i say a film is too short, most movies are too long for their own good but this french drama needed a little bit more in the way of explanation as to what the young girl's mother had to go through because it is obvious that the film is saying that the girl is following in her unfortunate footsteps. The acting is very good from the short cast and at times the scenes make you cringe which is not a critisism of their acting more like praise.

It's dark as most French films are but at least the French tackle subjects that Hollywood wouldn't touch with a barge pole and the subject of child abuse is the most controversal of all and to their credit they pull it off. 7 out of 10.


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