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Innocence (2004)

A look inside an offbeat boarding school for young girls.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zoé Auclair Zoé Auclair ... Iris
Lea Bridarolli Lea Bridarolli ... Alice
Bérangère Haubruge Bérangère Haubruge ... Bianca
Marion Cotillard ... Mademoiselle Eva
Hélène de Fougerolles ... Mademoiselle Edith
Olga Peytavi-Müller ... Laura
Alisson Lalieux Alisson Lalieux ... Selma
Ana Palomo-Diaz Ana Palomo-Diaz ... Nadja
Astrid Homme Astrid Homme ... Rose
Joséphine Van Wambeke Joséphine Van Wambeke ... Vera
Johanna Surbier Johanna Surbier ... Fanny
Grizelle Crozet Grizelle Crozet ... La fille choisie
Corinne Marchand ... La directrice
Sonia Petrovna ... Son assistante
Véronique Nordey Véronique Nordey ... L'intendante
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Storyline

A look inside an offbeat boarding school for young girls.

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Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual content and brief nudity involving a minor | See all certifications »

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Country:

Belgium | France | UK | Japan

Language:

French

Release Date:

12 January 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Inocência See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film is rated R for "brief nudity involving a minor". However, there is no nudity in the film. See more »

Crazy Credits

The movie ends by showing (once again) the title and then a dedication ("for Gaspar"). No credits or company logos are shown after that. See more »

Connections

Version of The Fine Art of Love: Mine Ha-Ha (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Musique pour exercises de gymnastique I-V
Composed by Leos Janácek
Performed by Thomas Hlawatsch
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Sublimely disorienting
12 September 2010 | by FordPrefect-42See all my reviews

Innocence is a unique film that defies typical description and ignores filmmaking conventions. If you like films that confuse and surprise, you just might love this. If you need something loud, viscerally exhilarating or explicit, look elsewhere. Innocence is a film that plays with our preconceived notions about underage female sexuality. If you enjoy Suspiria of (the real) Alice in Wonderland this little-seen French gem comes highly recommended. However, this film does not glorify in cute girls dancing or wandering through fantastical dreamworlds. Yes, it is dreamlike and mystifying, but this is not Dario Argento.

Innocence approaches Picnic at Hanging Rock's dreamlike quality. What it manages to achieve is presenting what is both natural but unfamiliar through the eyes the young girls experiencing it. Innocence film is very dreamlike and doesn't rest on one main character's perspective.

Innocence is both haunting and sweet. This is a film about the loss of innocence in young girls, but it toys with our notions of innocence, sexuality and objectification. In short, what does being a woman today mean? You won't be satisfied though one viewing of this film. If watching something once only makes you want to see it again, it must be worth it.

Seek this out. Pass over the latest trending rental and add this to your Netflix queue.


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