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Set Me Free (1999)

Emporte-moi (original title)
Canadian/Swiss/French production that tells the tale of Hannah, a tomboyish 13 year-old hitting puberty in 1963. An unhappy and uncomfortable family life leads Hannah to seek escapism in the world of cinema. Specifically, she repeatedly watches and appears enthralled by Anna Karina, the character from Jean-Luc Godard's "Vivre sa vie" (1962) about a Parisian woman's descent into prostitution. Her ... See full summary »

Director:

Léa Pool

Writers:

Nancy Huston (screenplay collaboration), Monique H. Messier (screenplay collaboration) | 3 more credits »
15 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Karine Vanasse ... Hanna
Pascale Bussières ... Mère de Hanna
Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic ... Père de Hanna (as Miki Manojlovic)
Alexandre Mérineau Alexandre Mérineau ... Paul, frère de Hanna
Charlotte Christeler Charlotte Christeler ... Laura
Nancy Huston Nancy Huston ... Professeur
Monique Mercure ... Grand-Mère de Hanna
Jacques Galipeau ... Grand-père de Hanna
Carl Hennebert-Faulkner Carl Hennebert-Faulkner ... Martin
Neil Kroetsch ... Prêteur sur gage
Michel Albert Michel Albert ... Gardien de sécurité
Gary Boudreault Gary Boudreault ... Boulanger
Marie-Hélène Gagnon Marie-Hélène Gagnon ... Propriétaire
Suzanne Garceau Suzanne Garceau ... Infirmière
Normand Canac-Marquis ... Client de Hanna
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Canadian/Swiss/French production that tells the tale of Hannah, a tomboyish 13 year-old hitting puberty in 1963. An unhappy and uncomfortable family life leads Hannah to seek escapism in the world of cinema. Specifically, she repeatedly watches and appears enthralled by Nana (Anna Karina), the character from Jean-Luc Godard's "Vivre sa vie" (1962) about a Parisian woman's descent into prostitution. Her confusion surrounding what is real leads to a crush for her female teacher and her actively pursuing what it's like to be a prostitute for an evening. Written by Len Massaar

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

Canada | Switzerland | France

Language:

French

Release Date:

28 July 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Set Me Free See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,905, 16 April 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$73,445, 17 December 2000
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Technical Specs

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Did You Know?

Crazy Credits

Hanna sings and plays guitar during the closing credits. See more »

Connections

Features Vivre Sa Vie (1962) See more »

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I loved it, it made my 16th Jerusalem Film Festival.
3 August 1999 | by squeejnbSee all my reviews

I first saw the movie in the Jerusalem Film Festival 1999. It took me by surprise. Until this movie I didn't see many movies in Jerusalem that I got out of the movie and wanted to meet all the actors, and wanted to know everything about them. What can I tell you, the movie was AMAZING. I have never seen another like it. The actors are great, the photogarphy is beautifull, everything is so well-done and well-planned, that there are no bad words. It made my festival. I'm sure it'll make your day.


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