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Free Hands (2010)

Les mains libres (original title)
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Barbara
Carlo Brandt ...
Michel
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Rita
Camille Figuereo ...
Chloé
Adama Doumbia ...
Roel
Denis Maréchal ...
Fifi
Gurgon Kyap ...
James
Abdelhafid Metalsi ...
Mouloud (as Abdelhafid Métalsi)
Xavier Legrand ...
Laurent
Ahmed M'Hemdi ...
Bouda
François Négret ...
Sergueï
Alain Ollivier ...
Le directeur de la prison
Sasha Andres ...
Marie-Pierre (as Sasha Andrès)
Dominique Frot ...
La juge
Mireille Roussel ...
La tireuse de carte
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WOW, what a performance
15 February 2011 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I saw "Les mains libres" at the Berlinale 2011 with very low expectations. As it is usually the case at film festivals, these are the best moments. The Story of Barbara and Michel is one of the most stunning performances I've ever seen in cinema. The tension between the two characters is extremely high. In some of the closer scenes you can nearly see the electricity between them. Ronit Elkabetz's presence on screen is overwhelming and Carlo Brandt is such a soft and gentle actor. My female company at the screening labeled it a woman film but I have to disagree cause I was equally touched by it. It is a mostly tragic movie about the real live of director Brigitte Sy and my highlight out of 12 movies from the Berlinale 2011.


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