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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... See more »

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Marieme, alias Vic
Assa Sylla ...
Lady
Lindsay Karamoh ...
Adiatou
Mariétou Touré ...
Fily (as Marietou Toure)
Idrissa Diabaté ...
Ismaël
Simina Soumaré ...
Bébé
Dielika Coulibaly ...
Monica
Cyril Mendy ...
Djibril
Djibril Gueye ...
Abou
Binta Diop ...
Asma
Chance N'Guessan ...
Mini
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Kader
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Cédric
Nina Melo ...
Caidy
Elyes Sabyani ...
Abdel
Halem El Sabagh ...
Farida
Aurélie Vérillon ...
La CPE (voice)
Daisy Broom ...
Vendeuse boutique
Fiona Hily ...
La fille du collège
Letica Milic ...
Collègue Asma
Nassereba Keita ...
Sweety
Tia Diagne ...
Bambi (as Tia)
Pierre-Marie Um'Guene ...
Client Monica
Julien Arame ...
Garçon de la cité
Diaby Diarra ...
Garçon de la cité
Ange Eby ...
Garçon de la cité
Michaël Gnahoua ...
Garçon de la cité
Moussa Konaré ...
Garçon de la cité
Mamoudou Koumaré ...
Garçon de la cité
Liamine Soualmi ...
Garçon de la cité
Diadé Soumaré ...
Garçon de la cité
Marie-Pascale Boni ...
Fille du métro
Ata Diambesy ...
Fille du métro
Fatouma Diambesy ...
Fille du métro
Assana Koulibaly ...
Fille du métro
N'Deou Saounera ...
Fille du kebab
Anta Sarr ...
Fille du kebab
Fatou Sarr ...
Fille du kebab
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Sue Jennifer ...
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Directed by

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Céline Sciamma

Written by

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Céline Sciamma ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Rémi Burah ... co-producer
Bénédicte Couvreur ... producer
Olivier Père ... co-producer

Music by

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Jean-Baptiste de Laubier

Cinematography by

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Crystel Fournier

Film Editing by

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Julien Lacheray

Editorial Department

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Emma Augier ... assistant editor
Aline Conan ... colorist
François Dupuy ... technical manager: digimage
Géraldine Gues ... post production supervisor
Louise Jaillette ... assistant editor
Mathieu Liron ... digital lab operator
Audrey Samson ... color assistant / conform editor
Julien Souchet ... dailies coordinator
Antoine Yar ... digital lab operator (uncredited)

Casting By

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Christel Baras

Production Design by

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Thomas Grézaud

Costume Design by

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Céline Sciamma

Makeup Department

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Aurélie Cerveau ... additional makeup artist
Marie Luiset ... makeup supervisor
Milou Sanner ... hair stylist supervisor

Production Management

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Gaëtane Josse ... production manager
Tiphaine Perin ... assistant production manager
Jerome Pinot ... unit manager
Pierre Rigaudy ... assistant production manager
Julien Tellier ... assistant unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Delphine Daull ... first assistant director
Jérémy Debord ... third assistant director
Stéphane Talagrand ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Lionel Brison ... construction coordinator
William Chevi ... ripper
Julia Didier ... assistant art director
Thomas Grézaud ... art director
François Pinel ... carpenter

Sound Department

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Annabel Acquaviva ... boom operator
Pierre André ... sound editor / sound mixer
Mélanie Blouin ... assistant sound editor
Charles Bussienne ... post production audio
Guillaume Camboly ... post production audio
Lucile Demarquet ... post production audio
Alexandre Gallerand ... additional sound
Olivier Guillaume ... post production audio
Léo Lepage ... second assistant sound
Vincent Milner ... foley artist
Edouard Morin ... additional foley recordist
Nicolas Naegelen ... post production audio
Avril Noviant ... assistant sound
Tristan Pontécaille ... second assistant sound
Caroline Reynaud ... assistant sound editor
Daniel Sobrino ... sound mixer

Stunts

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Virginie Arnaud ... stunts
Grégory Loffredo ... stunt coordinator: fight choreography (as Gregory Loffredo)
Astou Vedel ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Timothée Anciaux ... grip
Pierre Assenat ... additional camera operator
Fabre-Félicien Basselet ... additional electrician
Thomas Bigot ... additional grip
Maurice Bricler ... additional grip
Juliette Castanier ... additional camera operator
Stéphane Chollet ... steadicam operator
Emmanuel Delpy ... additional electrician
Aurélien Dubois ... first assistant camera
Thomas Garreau ... electrician
Aurélien Gerbault ... electrician
Cyril Herry ... additional electrician
Luna Jappain ... second assistant camera
Simon Legeay ... additional electrician
Jérémie Leloup ... key grip
Julien Moine ... additional grip
Paul Morin ... video assist
Muriel Olivier ... gaffer
Grégory Place ... additional electrician / electrician
Jocelyn Raoult ... electrician
Julien Saffroy ... grip
Xavier Sentenac ... additional electrician

Casting Department

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Lucie Mallet ... casting assistant
Rita Rego ... casting assistant / casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Rama Coulibaly ... costumer

Music Department

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Jean-Baptiste Brunhes ... music mixer / music recordist
Arthur Simonini ... musician

Other crew

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Xavier Barbereau ... production administrator
Roselyne Bellec ... script supervisor
Christèle Boucher ... production accountant
Cabinet Roy ... production accountant
Rémi Roy ... production accountant

Thanks

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Roxane Arnold ... thanks
Livia Baroni ... thanks
Rémi Burah ... thanks
Anaïs Couette ... thanks
Pascale Ferran ... thanks
Djibril Gueye ... thanks
Adèle Haenel ... thanks
Marie-Ange Luciani ... thanks
Olivier Père ... thanks
Géraldine Sarratia ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines You don't have the full story. Until you know hers. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Girlhood (World-wide, English title)
  • Mädchenbande (Germany)
  • Girlhood (Germany)
  • La banda de las chicas (Spain)
  • Girlhood (Spain)
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  • 113 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia The most daunting task for the film was to obtain the rights to the Rihanna song DIAMONDS. She gave them the authorization once she had seen the sequence dedicated to the song. See more »
Goofs The jeans which Fily is wearing the day she has to babysit her sisters are heavily ripped on both sides. Later on, after they return from the mini golf field, the right side of her pants is not ripped nearly so much. See more »
Movie Connections Features FIFA 13 (2012). See more »
Soundtracks Diamonds See more »

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