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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

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

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$73,445 (USA) (15 December 2000)
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Family madness.
3 January 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Set in 1963, Montreal, and fourteen year old Hanna, (Karine Vanasse), journeys through a bad patch in life. Her mum is mentally ill, her father is a dead end poet and her brother a little rebel but going through the same turmoil as she is. When reality fails you, you turn to the movies. In this instant, Hanna discovers Jean-Luc Godard's VIVRE SA VIE, a little gem about the exploits of a Parisian hooker, (Anna Karina). Taking on that film's persona to heighten her life, she falls into sexual misadventures. This all under the caring direction of Lea Pool, who throws in a few classic tunes of that era to brighten the mood.


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