An extremely captivating movie on how a little girl copes with her mother's death. She withdraws from all the people around her, waiting for her mother to come back. She tries waiting, and ... See full summary »
Matiaz Bureau Caton
Marc and Nathalie are brother and sister living separately since their parents' separation. Marc decides to visit Nathalie but in order to finance his trip he robs a shop bringing him to the attention of the police.
A young woman in a deep depression leaves her husband and returns to her parents. She discovers her father is having an affair, becomes jealous of his mistress and tries to turn his feelings in her direction.
With the help of a couple of her oddball friends, a woman takes her former lesbian lover to a hotel to convince her that their affair shouldn't end. After much shouting and some sex, things complicate when the lover's husband shows up.
This is an affecting story about a father's attempts to mend the breaches in the relationship between himself and his 10-year-old daughter. Emmanuel (Sami Frey) is the father of Elise (Mara... See full summary »
One can say this film has no structure or style but I believe what Doillon hoped to achieve was to portray a story as realistically as he could. He cast children who actually lived in the French ghetto and as you can see, he didn't even change most of their names. In a way, Doillon is blending documentary and fiction.
What makes this movie so fascinating is that it is a glimpse into the world of impoverished young children and what their lives are like. In some ways, it shows how capable youth can be, which I find refreshing.
I highly recommend this film to: X those interested in contemporary society in France. If you followed the news about the riots in France last year, then you should see this film. X those interested in contemporary or French cinema X people who like foreign movies X people who want to see a movie that is a mix of genres
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