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Set Me Free (1999)
"Emporte-moi" (original title)

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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 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 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
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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Opening Weekend:

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

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$73,445 (USA) (15 December 2000)
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Great Godard clips.
19 February 2001 | by (dublin, ireland) – See all my reviews

The heroine's search for a personal identity takes the form of striking between oppposites - girl/boy, mother/father, film/reality, country/city, Judaism/Catholicism, conformity/individuality. This is a rites-of-passage as Portrait Of The Filmmaker as a Young Woman, with Hanna taking inspiration (and dangerously, destiny) from Anna, Karina that is, in 'Vivre Sa Vie', while storing up, Wordsworth-like, artistic inspiration from Godard. Pool's conventional filmmaking puts Godard's masterwork in relief, and makes it seem even more miraculous.


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