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Set Me Free (1999)

Emporte-moi (original title)
Canadian/Swiss/French production that tells the tale of Hannah, a tomboyish 13 year-old hitting puberty in 1963. An unhappy and uncomfortable family life leads Hannah to seek escapism in the world of cinema. Specifically, she repeatedly watches and appears enthralled by Anna Karina, the character from Jean-Luc Godard's "Vivre sa vie" (1962) about a Parisian woman's descent into prostitution. Her ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Hanna
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Mère de Hanna
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Père de Hanna (as Miki Manojlovic)
Alexandre Mérineau ...
Paul, frère de Hanna
Charlotte Christeler ...
Laura
Nancy Huston ...
Professeur
Monique Mercure ...
Grand-Mère de Hanna
Jacques Galipeau ...
Grand-père de Hanna
Carl Hennebert-Faulkner ...
Martin
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Prêteur sur gage
Michel Albert ...
Gardien de sécurité
Gary Boudreault ...
Boulanger
Marie-Hélène Gagnon ...
Propriétaire
Suzanne Garceau ...
Infirmière
Normand Canac-Marquis ...
Client de Hanna
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Canadian/Swiss/French production that tells the tale of Hannah, a tomboyish 13 year-old hitting puberty in 1963. An unhappy and uncomfortable family life leads Hannah to seek escapism in the world of cinema. Specifically, she repeatedly watches and appears enthralled by Nana (Anna Karina), the character from Jean-Luc Godard's "Vivre sa vie" (1962) about a Parisian woman's descent into prostitution. Her confusion surrounding what is real leads to a crush for her female teacher and her actively pursuing what it's like to be a prostitute for an evening. Written by Len Massaar

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28 July 1999 (France)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$4,905 (USA) (14 April 2000)

Gross:

$73,445 (USA) (15 December 2000)
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Hanna sings and plays guitar during the closing credits. See more »

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Fabulous, Karine Vanasse is the new queen!
9 March 1999 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

"Emporte-moi" is the latest Léa Pool movie. I was invited to the premiere in Montreal at the Loews theater. I was stunned! It's one of the best movies I've ever seen. Newcomer Karine Vanasse (who I had the chance to meet) does to this movie what Tori Amos does for her albums. What I mean is that she brings the movie to life and supports it all magnifically on her back. This is the new talent out of Quebec for the year 2000. Also, you can not put aside the brilliant performances by Pascale Buissière and the rest of the cast. To conclude, go see it right away or if you ever get your hands on a copy when it goes to video, don't waste your chance of seeing this genius movie.


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