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Girlhood (2014)

Bande de filles (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 22 October 2014 (France)
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A girl with few real prospects joins a gang, reinventing herself and gaining a sense of self confidence in the process. However, she soon finds that this new life does not necessarily make her any happier.

Director:

Céline Sciamma

Writer:

Céline Sciamma (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Karidja Touré ... Marieme, alias Vic
Assa Sylla Assa Sylla ... Lady
Lindsay Karamoh Lindsay Karamoh ... Adiatou
Mariétou Touré Mariétou Touré ... Fily (as Marietou Toure)
Idrissa Diabaté Idrissa Diabaté ... Ismaël
Simina Soumaré Simina Soumaré ... Bébé
Dielika Coulibaly Dielika Coulibaly ... Monica
Cyril Mendy Cyril Mendy ... Djibril
Djibril Gueye Djibril Gueye ... Abou
Binta Diop Binta Diop ... Asma
Chance N'Guessan Chance N'Guessan ... Mini
Rabah Nait Oufella ... Kader
Damien Chapelle ... Cédric
Nina Melo Nina Melo ... Caidy
Elyes Sabyani Elyes Sabyani ... Abdel
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Storyline

Oppressed by her family setting, dead-end school prospects and the boys law in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of 3 free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her dress code, and quits school to be accepted in the gang, hoping that this will be a way to freedom. Written by Directors' Fortnight

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You don't have the full story. Until you know hers.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

22 October 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Girlhood See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,667, 1 February 2015

Gross USA:

$60,765

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,862,990
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The director was inspired by teenage girls that she would regularly see hanging out in the vicinity of Paris area shopping centers and train stations. Wanting to delve deeper, she sought out their blogs and became fascinated by their esthetics and styles. See more »

Goofs

At the very beginning of the movie, the running girl of the red team wearing number 6 is someone else than our main actress Mariam who appears later wearing number 6 as well. We can see her face clearly once she takes of her helmet when the match is over. See more »

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Spoofed in Les vilains (2016) See more »

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Disjointed
31 March 2017 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

All-girl "gangs" may offer female teenagers a safe space to experiment with the trappings of womanhood - a step-up from childhood, but a transitional stage nonetheless. This social dynamic is explored in 'Girlhood', but against the backdrop of an impoverished, ethnic minority community in Paris, where every choice made has wider repercussions for life. Unfortunately, the film feels disjointed, in part because it doesn't seem to know whether it wants to celebrate this "girlhood", or look on aghast; of course real life isn't black and white, but the film seems to alternate between portraying these two extremes, instead of managing to paint a subtler shade. Beyond the fact that life's hard and people (and especially men) are hard as well, I didn't take too much away from this film.


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