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

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$2,151 (USA) (18 May 2001)
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Oh dear... what happened Jacques?
8 November 1999 | by (France) – See all my reviews

The latest film by one of France's greatest contemporary cultural assets is usually an event to be celebrated. Unfortunately this rag-bag of street cred and cliché is the only disappointing Doillon film that I can remember.

A girl running away from a paedophile stepfather encounters a bunch of foul-mouthed street kids in a downbeat housing estates.

Certainly Doillon's unique rapport with children is there, but no structure, no style, no distance and definitely no irony. After 'Ponette' and 'Le Petit Criminel', to name just two recent, magical 'films d'enfance', and a dazzling career this must surely just be an aberration.

The resulting film seems to suggest that Doillon just gathered together a bunch of personable kids and said 'What film can we make?' the resulting story and script seems the product of juvenile sensibility of limited intelligence rather than one of the finest directors of our age.

Barely worth travelling around the block for, let alone the 400 miles I went!

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