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The Girl from Nowhere (2012)

La fille de nulle part (original title)
Michel, a retired math teacher, has lived alone since his wife's death & occupies his time writing an essay about the beliefs that shape daily life. One day he comes across Dora, a young ... See full summary »
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Cast overview:
Virginie Legeay Virginie Legeay ... Dora
Claude Morel Claude Morel ... Denis
Lise Bellynck Lise Bellynck ... Lise Villers
Anne Berry Anne Berry ... La mort / The death
Emmanuel Noblet Emmanuel Noblet ... Son exécutant
Sébastien Bailly Sébastien Bailly ... Le fou / The fool
Jean-Claude Brisseau ... Michel Deviliers
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Michel, a retired math teacher, has lived alone since his wife's death & occupies his time writing an essay about the beliefs that shape daily life. One day he comes across Dora, a young homeless woman, who shows up injured on his doorstep, & puts her up until she recovers. Her presence brings something new to Michel's life, but gradually the apartment becomes the site of mysterious happenings. Written by cineuropa

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France

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French

Release Date:

6 February 2013 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Garota de Lugar Nenhum See more »

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€62,000 (estimated)
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La Sorcière Rouge See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Award: Golden Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival (Switzerland,2012) See more »

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References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

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Eye to Eye
6 October 2013 | by onlythusfarSee all my reviews

I found this a wonderful portrait of an unusual relationship between an older man, a thinker, a philosopher, and a young woman, who turns out to be quite a special thinker herself. The main thrust of the story, is that each has a need for the other, but also each is fiercely independent. Consequently, this sets up a conflict, both inside the individuals and between them. The conflict is generally good-natured and it gave me the impression of jousting, to try to arrive at a compromise, that suited each of them. There is some interesting philosophical discussion. Unfortunately, I found the ending disappointing. It was abrupt, and gave me the impression, that the writer was at a loss, as how to end the movie. For me this, however didn't negate the interesting material, that proceeded it. Only for those, who enjoy watching the subtleties of human relationships.


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