2 user 6 critic

Twiggy (2011)

La brindille (original title)
2 nominations. See more awards »


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

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

Vital is a 40-years old workshop foreman in a textile factory. He falls in love with the daughter of his boss when she chooses him for an ergonomic study, but their relationship attracts the rage and disapproval of everyone.

Director: Olivier Loustau
Stars: Olivier Loustau, Christa Théret, Florence Thomassin
Renoir (2012)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir -- son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste -- returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. At his ... See full summary »

Director: Gilles Bourdos
Stars: Michel Bouquet, Christa Théret, Vincent Rottiers
Mike (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Lars Blumers
Stars: Marc-André Grondin, Christa Théret, Eric Elmosnino
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A group of young people are trapped in an evil village.

Director: Fouad Benhammou
Stars: Christa Théret, Bárbara Goenaga, Cyrille Thouvenin
Voie rapide (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Christophe Sahr
Stars: Johan Libéreau, Christa Théret, Isabelle Candelier
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A proud noble refuses to kiss the hand of the despotic King James in 1690.

Director: Jean-Pierre Améris
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Marc-André Grondin, Emmanuelle Seigner
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An alcoholic writer is visited by an incarnation of his cancer.

Director: Bertrand Blier
Stars: Jean Dujardin, Albert Dupontel, Anne Alvaro
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Antoine Méliot is around 40 years old and has everything he needs to be happy: a beautiful wife, two adorable children, friends he can count on, a pretty house in the Yvelines and money. ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Becker
Stars: Albert Dupontel, Marie-Josée Croze, Pierre Vaneck
SK1 (2014)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An investigation by a young inspector who quickly becomes obsessed with stopping a monster.

Director: Frédéric Tellier
Stars: Raphaël Personnaz, Nathalie Baye, Olivier Gourmet
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When Lola's boyfriend is unfaithful to her on his summer holiday, she dumps him and flirts with his best friend as punishment. But as their class prepares to leave on an excursion to London, the relationship heats up.

Director: Lisa Azuelos
Stars: Sophie Marceau, Christa Théret, Jérémy Kapone

Portrays the little known dramatic story of Claude Monet's heroic struggle enduring 25 years of censorship, public ridicule, and poverty as he leads a revolution that changes the way we see the world.

The Proposal II (2015)
Short | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The famous little red box of Cartier entwines three stories of love from the French Capital.

Director: Sean Ellis
Stars: Nicolas Bridet, Anne Charrier, Ana Girardot


Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Dol
Johan Libéreau ...
Anne Le Ny ...
Sonia, la directrice
Laure Duthilleul ...
La responsable du planning familial
Jean-François Malet ...
Le responsable de la résidence sociale
Nina Meurisse ...
La sage-femme accouchement
Cyril Guei ...
Nicolas Marié ...
Le médecin échographe
Myriam Bella ...
Emilie Chesnais ...
Le directeur du musée
Cathy Ruiz ...
Françoise Sage ...
La standardiste du musée
Dimitri Mazzuchini ...


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

21 September 2011 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Twiggy  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Takes easy detours to make the outreagous palatable.
1 February 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In France during the war, the government made it possible for women to give birth anonymously. This was to avoid the shame of giving birth to German babies. Fast forward 60 years later, the law has not changed and expecting women have a 3rd choice between giving birth or abortion.

Sounds far fetched? It's actually true. Half a million children were born 'under x' in France, with no possible way to discover who their real parents were, and no recourse. Half a million mothers had to give their ID cards before giving birth, in case they died.

La Brindille attempts to cover this very difficult and very unique subject. The production values are high. The acting is good. Yet the movie disappoints, because it takes every possible detour in order to make the unwatchable, watchable. Here's why:

  • The setting is 2011. By now, and since 1994, the government itself

realized its madness and implemented a series of laws to make a dehumanizing process bearable. Psychological follow up, free lodging, invitation to leave a letter to the child in order to explain his/her origins. The main protagonist benefits from all of this in the movie. No reference is made to the hell mothers before 1994 had to go through. It never happened as far as it's concerned. - The main protagonist conveniently doesn't realize she's pregnant until 6 months, and the 3 months we have to watch consist of chilling out with her boyfriend between bouts of (free) education. No reference to emotional stress, etc. It's borderline bizarre. - Every turn where the movie could have taken a turn to the dramatic is avoid in extremis: sure the other girls at the maternity center aren't great, but not exactly bullies. The lady in charge of the center is tough, but fair. The boyfriend is forgiving. The nurse is a bitch but because of ignorance but not willful cruelty, that itself lasts for 15 seconds. That's the luckiest unlucky french girl I've ever seen.

The only 'shocking' scene is the birth and abandonment per say, where the drama levels are raised (slightly). Still, the whole thing is filmed as if it was a documentary on french hospitals, and the maternal instinct are conveniently reduced to clichés, when even mentioned. PSDT has 20 seconds of screen time.

It goes from bad to worse when the mother actually returns to the hospital to see her child (if i'm correct that's technically not even allowed in the real word), and tries to give a 'moral angle' to something that didn't need it.

TL;DR: the move trivialized childbirth, abandonment, backwards laws and cruelty to both mothers and children. It's a lazy approach to a subject that should scream controversy and instead leaves you flat, and leaves you wondering if it wasn't shot to appease political groups.

A gigantic missed opportunity, saved only by its production values and the fact it's the only movie even covering the topic.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Twiggy (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: