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Le hérisson ()


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Paloma is a serious and highly articulate but deeply bored 11-year-old who has decided to kill herself on her 12th birthday. Fascinated by art and philosophy, she questions and documents her life and immediate circle, drawing trenchant and... See more »

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Renée Michel
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Paloma Josse
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Kakuro Ozu
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Solange Josse
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Manuela Lopez
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Paul Josse
Sarah Le Picard ...
Colombe Josse
Jean-Luc Porraz ...
Jean-Pierre, le clochard
Mona Heftre ...
Madame Meurisse
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Madame de Broglie
Samuel Achache ...
Tibère
Valérie Karsenti ...
La mère de Tibère
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Le père de Tibère
Isabelle Sobelmann ...
Anna Arthens
Jeanne Candel ...
La coiffeuse
Chantal Banlier ...
Maria Malavoin
Miyako Ribola ...
Yoko
Nao Inazawa ...
Cuisinier Japonais
Jérémie ...
Léon

Directed by

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Mona Achache

Written by

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Mona Achache ... (screenplay)
 
Muriel Barbery ... (novel "L'élégance du hérisson")

Produced by

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Mark Lombardo ... producer
Anne-Dominique Toussaint ... producer

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Gabriel Yared

Cinematography by

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Patrick Blossier

Film Editing by

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Julia Gregory

Editorial Department

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Ornella Del-Vecchio ... digital conformation
Sophia Del-Vecchio ... digital conformation
Emmanuel Le Ridant ... telecine dailies colorist
Géraldine Rétif ... assistant editor
Raymond Terrentin ... colorist
Helena Thuillier ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Michael Laguens

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Yves Brover-Rabinovici ... (as Yves Brover)

Art Direction by

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Patrick Schmitt

Set Decoration by

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Thierry Rouxel

Costume Design by

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Catherine Bouchard

Makeup Department

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Cédric Chami ... hair designer
Elisa Costa ... makeup artist
Didier Lavergne ... makeup designer
Julio Parodi ... hair stylist
Dorothée Soual ... Wig Maker

Production Management

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Matthieu Bled ... post-production manager
Gaël Deledicq ... unit production manager
Léa Mecattaf ... assistant unit manager
Pascal Ralite ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Fabrice Camoin ... first assistant director
Julie Duhayot ... second assistant director
Florent Sauze ... third assistant director

Art Department

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Lionel Callari ... property master
Pascal Le Guellec ... assistant art director (as Pascal Leguellec)
Thomas Morange ... painter

Sound Department

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Boris Chapelle ... foley editor
Jean-Pierre Duret ... sound recordist
Guillaume Leriche ... adr & foley engineer
Edouard Morin ... sound editor
Arnaud Rolland ... sound editor

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Malica Benjemia ... visual effects producer
Kevin Berger ... visual effects supervisor
Berengere Dominguez ... visual effects coordinator
Mathilde Germi ... digital compositor
Christian Guillon ... visual effects producer
Audrey Kleinclaus ... visual effects producer: L'EST
Benjamin Lenfant ... digital artist
Jérôme Martinez ... modeling lighting artist
Bruno Sommier ... visual effects supervisor
Vincent Venchiarutti ... lead digital compositor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Anne Angèle Bertoli ... third assistant camera / video assistant
Eric Blanckaert ... first assistant camera
Thomas Brémond ... photographer
Maéva Drecq ... second assistant camera
Valentin Monge ... steadicam operator

Animation Department

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David Lapierre ... animator

Casting Department

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Sophie Blanvillain ... casting
Amélie Covillard ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Laurence Esnault ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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Florence Gatineau-Saillant ... location scouting
Pierre Tafani ... location manager

Music Department

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Jean-Pierre Arquié ... music supervisor (as Jean-Pierre Arquie)
Mark Berrow ... musician: violin
Thomas Bowes ... orchestra leader + solos
Peter Cobbin ... score engineer / score mixer
Lewis Jones ... pro tools recordist
Lewis Morison ... musician / synthesizer programmer
Marie Sabbah ... music supervisor
Kirsty Whalley ... synthesizer programmer

Script and Continuity Department

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Rachel Corlet-Soulier ... script supervisor

Other crew

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Noemie Commissaire ... assistant unit manager
Laure Darie ... production secretary
Gail de Courcy-Ireland ... dialogue preparation
Ninon de la Hosseraye ... painter
Asako Furukata ... dialogue coach for Togo Igawa
Andrew P. Kirkham ... dvd producer [gb]
Sylvie Lalanne ... production accountant

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Plot Summary

Paloma is a serious and highly articulate but deeply bored 11-year-old who has decided to kill herself on her 12th birthday. Fascinated by art and philosophy, she questions and documents her life and immediate circle, drawing trenchant and often hilarious observations on the world around her. But as her appointment with death approaches, Paloma finally meets some kindred spirits in her building's grumpy concierge and an enigmatic, elegant neighbor, both of whom inspire Paloma to question her rather pessimistic outlook on life. Written by Dubai International Film Festival

Plot Keywords
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Also Known As
  • Il riccio (Italy)
  • The Hedgehog (World-wide, English title)
  • The Hedgehog (United Kingdom)
  • Die Eleganz der Madame Michel (Germany)
  • El erizo (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 100 min
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Trivia Togo Igawa (Kakuro Ozu) learned his French lines in the movie phonetically. He does not speak French in real life. See more »
Goofs When Paloma feeds the anti-depressant pill to the fish, the fish dies instantly. The fish would not die this fast. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode dated 24 June 2009 (2009). See more »
Soundtracks Requiem en Ré mineur: Confutatis maledictis See more »
Quotes Paloma Josse: Planning to die doesn't mean I let myself go like a rotten vegetable. What matters isn't the fact of dying or when you die. It's what you're doing at that precise moment.
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