A look inside an offbeat boarding school for young girls.

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Zoé Auclair ...
Iris
Lea Bridarolli ...
Alice
Bérangère Haubruge ...
Bianca
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Laura
Alisson Lalieux ...
Selma
Ana Palomo-Diaz ...
Nadja
Astrid Homme ...
Rose
Joséphine Van Wambeke ...
Vera
Johanna Surbier ...
Fanny
Grizelle Crozet ...
La fille choisie
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La directrice
Sonia Petrovna ...
Son assistante
Véronique Nordey ...
L'intendante
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A look inside an offbeat boarding school for young girls.

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Rated R for some sexual content and brief nudity involving a minor | See all certifications »

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In the final sequence showing the girls descending the steps to the fountains, the picture has been flipped to maintain their movement from left to right. In actuality they are descending from right to left. See more »

Connections

Version of The Fine Art of Love: Mine Ha-Ha (2005) See more »

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Pliés
from "Musique pour danse, Volume 104"
By Pietro Galli
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Visual metaphors of life and the place of individual in a given society
2 December 2005 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

Very intellectually challenging, beautifully shot movie not only of girlhood and becoming woman but of life in general as well. A classic - that can already be seen. A classic in the way very few movies are. Operates with metaphors and allegories.

If one likes to read cultural critique and critique of society and labour, one probably loves this movie. It's no "popcorn and giggling" movie. I'd recommend serious, curious attitude towards it. Trying to understand it as one understands poetry.

However, I would't call it a "difficult" movie. Everyone has been a child. Everyone has been forced to live in a society with some features one is not so ready to live with.


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