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Little Brothers (1999)

Petits frères (original title)
Talia runs away from home taking her beloved dog with her. When her dog is stolen Talia enlists the help of a gang of boys to help her find her pet.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stéphanie Touly ...
Talia
Iliès Sefraoui ...
Iliès
Mustapha Goumane ...
Mous
Nassim Izem ...
Nassim
Rachid Mansouri ...
Rachid
Dembo Goumane ...
Dembo
Sabrina Mansar ...
Sabrina
Gérald Dantsoff ...
Stepfather
Simone Zouari Sayada ...
Mother
Myriam Goumane ...
Myriam
Goundo Goumane ...
Goundo
Halimatou Goumane ...
Halimatou
Fedora Saidi ...
Little sister
Ludmilla Saidi ...
Ludmilla
Mohamed Fekiri ...
Momo
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Talia runs away from home taking her beloved dog with her. When her dog is stolen Talia enlists the help of a gang of boys to help her find her pet.

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7 April 1999 (France)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$2,151 (USA) (18 May 2001)

Gross:

$2,151 (USA) (18 May 2001)
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8 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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