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Where the Heart Is (1998)

À la place du coeur (original title)
Clementine, detta Clim, e Bébé, immigrato di colore adottato da una famiglia francese, sono cresciuti insieme, fin da bambini, in un quartiere proletario di Marsiglia. Oggi Bébé ha diciotto... See full summary »

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Ariane Ascaride ...
Marianne Patché
Christine Brücher ...
Francine Lopez
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Joël Patché
Gérard Meylan ...
Franck Lopez
Alexandre Ogou ...
Francois 'Bebe' Lopez
Laure Raoust ...
Clémentine 'Clem' Patché
Véronique Balme ...
Sophie Patché
Pierre Banderet ...
Mr. d'Assas
Patrick Bonnel ...
Jaime
Djamal Bouanane ...
Khalil
Jacques Boudet ...
Monsieur Lévy
Guillaume Cantillon ...
Daniel Corti
Jean-Jérôme Esposito ...
Le Gringalet
Marius Grygielewicz ...
Piet Radic
Aurore Mensah ...
Blondine
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Clementine, detta Clim, e Bébé, immigrato di colore adottato da una famiglia francese, sono cresciuti insieme, fin da bambini, in un quartiere proletario di Marsiglia. Oggi Bébé ha diciotto anni e Clim sedici e sono innamorati. Entrambi sono figli di operai e, per giunta, lei è incinta. Situazione che viene accolta con sorpresa, ma anche con gioia dalle rispettive famiglie. Un brutto giorno, Bébé viene ingiustamente accusato di stupro da un poliziotto razzista che lo vuole incastrare e viene arrestato. A questo punto scatta la solidarietà delle famiglie dei due ragazzi che si prodigano per dimostrare la infondatezza dell'accusa (la madre di lei si reca a Sarajevo per parlare con la donna stuprata, che, in realtà, non è certa dell'identità del maniaco). Alla fine il ragazzo è scagionato dall'infamante accusa e potrà accogliere insieme a Clim ed ai congiunti il figlio che sta per arrivare. Written by rosebud6

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Why doesn't Hollywood just give up?
6 April 2002 | by (Bristol) – See all my reviews

This film is excellent, both in the scale of its main story, and in the fine details. The place, the men, the women, and the light upon them are all overwhelming. The light on the women makes them more beautiful than Hollywood's best. The scenes of Paris and Sarjevo evidence of our creativity and destructiveness. Consider the moment when two women meet on the landing of a block of flats. One speaks only French, the other Bosnian - yet they fully understand each other. It is one of those moments that elevates cinema to the world of literature.


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