Thirteen-year-old Lou Bertignac is a gifted but lonely child. At high school she is already in fifth grade, two years ahead of the other students, but she has no friends. At home, she does ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(based on the novel), (scenario, adaptation and dialogue) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When their young son is diagnosed with a brain tumor, young parents Roméo and Juliette unite in the fight for his survival.

Director: Valérie Donzelli
Stars: Valérie Donzelli, Jérémie Elkaïm, César Desseix
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The troubled Vuillard family is no stranger to illness, grief, and banishment, but when their matriarch requires a bone-marrow transplant, the estranged clan reunites just in time for Christmas.

Director: Arnaud Desplechin
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Jean-Paul Roussillon, Mathieu Amalric
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Alessandro teaches musicology at the university of Strasbourg. He is also a volunteer reader in hospitals. He shares his apartment with his daughter, 15-year-old Irina, and his anarchist ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Claudel
Stars: Stefano Accorsi, Neri Marcorè, Clotilde Courau
Night Run (2006)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Dennis is a taxi driver trying to start out his own company. One day, he gets the opportunity to buy a scarce and expensive but lucrative license.

Director: Dana Nechushtan
Stars: Frank Lammers, Fedja van Huêt, Peggy Jane de Schepper
Country (1984)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Pearce
Stars: Jessica Lange, Sam Shepard, Wilford Brimley
One Night (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young woman is stabbed, sexually assaulted and murdered in public as her neighbors ignore her cries for help.

Director: Lucas Belvaux
Stars: Yvan Attal, Sophie Quinton, Nicole Garcia
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Agathe lives with her husband and son in a posh apartment in front of the Parc du Luxembourg. Patrick lives with his son in the back of a van. She is the head of an important contemporary ... See full summary »

Director: Anne Fontaine
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Benoît Poelvoorde, André Dussollier
Je l'aimais (2009)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Someone I loved (Je L'Aimais) is based on the best-selling novel by Anna Gavalda. It's the story of Pierre (Daniel Auteuil), who takes his daughter-in-law, Chloe (Florence Loiret Caille) ... See full summary »

Director: Zabou Breitman
Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Marie-Josée Croze, Florence Loiret Caille
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

On summer holiday in Provance, Frédéric meets Hugo and develops a powerful bond that threatens his family.

Director: Zabou Breitman
Stars: Bernard Campan, Charles Berling, Léa Drucker
Talk Radio (1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A rude, contemptuous talk show host becomes overwhelmed by the hatred that surrounds his program just before it goes national.

Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: Eric Bogosian, Ellen Greene, Leslie Hope
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

For several months during 1978-1979 inhabitants of Oise region live in fright and terror as a serial killer disturbs the peace and quiet.

Director: Cédric Anger
Stars: Guillaume Canet, Ana Girardot, Jean-Yves Berteloot
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Jose Luis is an executive at his parents underwear factory where his girlfriend Sylvia works on the shop floor. When Sylvia falls pregnant, Jose Luis promises her that he will marry her, ... See full summary »

Director: Bigas Luna
Stars: Penélope Cruz, Stefania Sandrelli, Anna Galiena
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Nora, dite No
...
Lou Bertignac
Antonin Chalon ...
Lucas
Bernard Campan ...
Le père de Lou
Zabou Breitman ...
La mère dépressive de Lou
Grégoire Bonnet ...
M. Vargas, le prof de Français
Guilaine Londez ...
Sylvie - la tante de Lou
Eric Valero ...
Éric, l'oncle de Lou
...
Le réceptionniste de l'hôtel (as Kader Abdelli)
Sophie Accard ...
Cindy
Jéromine Chasseriaud ...
Léa Germain
Maurice Bruziaux ...
Momo
Sacha Bayle ...
L'ami de Momo
Philippe Vessière ...
Le 3e SDF
Didier Naisse ...
Le SDF qui engueule No
Edit

Storyline

Thirteen-year-old Lou Bertignac is a gifted but lonely child. At high school she is already in fifth grade, two years ahead of the other students, but she has no friends. At home, she does not feel too good between a father who is a stickler over principles and a deeply depressed asthenic mother. When the French teacher asks the class to write an essay and to make a presentation about a subject of their choice, Lou chooses homelessness. She hopes to be helped by a homeless girl she has noticed at the Gare d'Austerlitz, who begs and asks for cigarettes there. Nora, nicknamed No, reluctantly accepts to be interviewed by the serious-minded child. They meet several times at the café and although No is intemperate and unpredictable, a little frightening in fact, Lou soon cannot do without her any more... Written by Guy Bellinger

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 November 2010 (France)  »

Also Known As:

No and Me  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

French visa # 123687. See more »

Soundtracks

Hush Hush
Performed by Anna Chalon
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Opposites attract
27 December 2010 | by (Montigny-lès-Metz, France) – See all my reviews

Zabou Breitman, the demanding director of such poignant human dramas as «Beautiful Memories» (2001) and «Someone I Loved» (2009) seems a far cry from Zabou, the funny girl of such undemanding comedies as "Les cigognes n'en font qu'à leur tête" (1989) or "Promotion canapé" (1990). And yet she is the same person. Simply, when she was a comedian what we saw was her persona, not her personality. What we see now in the four features she has directed in a decade is Zabou Breitman's true colors. As a person, she is an intelligent, sympathetic, profound human being and as an artist, she has a knack both for capturing reality and inspire emotion. All these qualities are of course present in «No et moi», her latest directorial effort and although no crowds actually flocked to see it, her new film is as good as her former ones. What may account for this relative public failure may be the unappealing theme of homelessness. That is a pity, for I am certain the people who have overcome their fear have liked «No et moi», which in no way insists on the squalor of the situation. The real subject is in fact the friendship formed between No, the homeless one, and Lou, the thirteen-year-old gifted but lonely girl and how the former, although at bay, helps the latter to assert herself. Not the standard feel good movie for sure but nor is «No et moi» the heavy-handed depressing social melodrama you could dread. Not sordid, as I put it before, the movie nonetheless candidly depicts the hardships a destitute has to go through (the constant struggle for survival, finding a place where to spend the night, finding food, begging, going to the soup kitchen...). Filmed in real locations (the Winter Paris Streets, the Gare d'Austerlitz, a real soup kitchen, etc.) with real homeless people but one ( Julie-Marie Parmentier as the insecure but aggressive No looks more genuine than them though!), «No et moi» could not ring more true. The same thing applies to the school scenes which are definitely not the caricatures of reality they are in most films. The students' reactions and the teachers' attitudes are realistic and having been a teacher myself I recognized myself in the French teacher for example. In addition to this welcome realism you get what Zabou Breitman does wonderfully, instilling emotion. The wild desperation of No, the loneliness of friendless misunderstood little Lou are subtly rendered and touch the audience without resorting to cheap tear-jerking tricks. Julie-Marie Parmentier gives an amazing performance as the eccentric, fast-talking, provocative No. This comes as no surprise coming from an actress who is at ease with excessive characters ( the murderous sister in "Les blessures assassines" ; the ravaged junkie in "La ville est tranquille"). To counterbalance this over-the-top character the director needed her exact opposite, a quiet, well-bred, serious-minded little girl with a slightly sad look. And young Nina Fernandez is just that. The perfect Lou Bertignac. She makes you believe she is as good as gold to such an extent that her rebellion in the second part of the film is all the more striking and unexpected. Another great turn is given by Antonin Chalon (Zabou Breitman's teenage son) as the joking and friendly dunce who becomes Lou and No's friend. He is so cool and funny that you can't resist his charm. Well-directed and acted, realistic and sensitive, "No et moi" is an excellent adaptation of Delphine de Vigan's best-seller of the same name. At the same time faithful to the spirit of the novel and consistent with Zabou Breitman's other works, it is a must-see. If you missed it on the big screen, you can make up your loss by watching it on TV or buying the DVD or the blu-Ray when it is released.


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss No et moi (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?