They go from town to town, a big top on their backs, their show over their shoulder. They bring dreams and disorder to our lives. They are ogres, giants. They've devoured the theater and ... See full summary »
1760s France. Suzanne is shocked when her bourgeois family sends her to a convent. There she faces oppression and torment, leading her to fight back and expose the dehumanizing effect of cloistered life.
The whole atmosphere and surroundings are ideal for a drama movie, and even a bit closed on this dark side. Too much talks and not enough free silent moments for the feelings to sustain. Well worked out; even a bit tricky, disconcerting and I personally think that it's a weakness to fix the scenario with highly lucky events, but others might like. It's definitely worth watching for the drama fans. It seems to have some inspiration from the big Faith Akin's "Auf der anderen Seite". It brings a lot by its characters simplicity and realism, yet lacks an artistic touch and global homogeneity or links that would take it farther from documentary and short film spirit.
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