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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
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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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Features My Life to Live (1962) See more »

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Merveilleux... as we say in French!
12 October 1999 | by (Montréal, Québec) – See all my reviews

This movie is just great!

It explores with subtlety the very complicated emotional relations between a young girl, her catholic depressive mother, her jewish father, her brother, her new "girl" friend. Entangled in her newborn exploding sexuality and her rebellious thoughts, she tries to deal with the great issues of life in 1963.

The acting is so precise and touching, and the direction, efficient and delicate, it's a must see movie. A great one.


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