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Sophie's Misfortunes (2016)

Les malheurs de Sophie (original title)
Since her castle, the little Sophie can not resist the temptation of the forbidden and what she loves most is to do stupid things with her cousin Paul. When her parents decide to join ... See full summary »

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Christophe Honoré

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Christophe Honoré (scenario), Gilles Taurand (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Caroline Grant Caroline Grant ... Sophie de Réan
Anaïs Demoustier ... Mme de Fleurville
Golshifteh Farahani ... Madame de Réan
Muriel Robin ... Madame Fichini
Céleste Carrale Céleste Carrale ... Camille de Fleurville
Aélys Le Nevé Aélys Le Nevé ... Marguerite de Rosbourg
Tristan Farge Tristan Farge ... Paul d'Aubert
Justine Morin Justine Morin ... Madeleine de Fleurville
Marlene Saldana Marlene Saldana ... Madame de Rosbourg
Jean-Charles Clichet Jean-Charles Clichet ... Baptistin
David Prat David Prat ... Joseph
Laetitia Dosch ... Noémie
Michel Fau ... Père Huc
Elsa Lepoivre Elsa Lepoivre ... Madame d'Auber
Annie Mercier Annie Mercier ... Marianne
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Since her castle, the little Sophie can not resist the temptation of the forbidden and what she loves most is to do stupid things with her cousin Paul. When her parents decide to join America, Sophie is delighted. A year later, she is back in France with her horrible stepmother, Mrs. Fichini. But Sophie is going to count on the help of her two friends, the little girls and their mother, Madame de Fleurville to escape the clutches of that woman. Written by lament

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Language:

French

Release Date:

20 April 2016 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Aventurile Sofiei See more »

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1.37 : 1
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Dors mon enfant
by Golshifteh Farahani
(P) 2016 Gaumont / Les Films Pelleas
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A curate's egg of a film - good in parts
6 June 2016 | by julianna-19See all my reviews

Despite the title, this film is actually an adaptation of two of Ségur's books featuring Sophie: "Les Malheurs de Sophie" and "Les Petites Filles Modèles", including about half the material in each. For whom is this film intended? Too long, slow & arty for little girls of the age of those in the film: 6-8 apart from tiny Marguerite who is younger. It's also too whimsical and infantile for most older children and adults. I suppose it would do for the J M Barries and Lewis Carrols of this world, but they may not appreciate Disney-style hedgehogs, squirrel & frog who pop up from time to time - I certainly didn't. Sometimes a character in the film addresses us personally - that's rather "arch". Twice we get anachronistic singing, as in a film from the 70s. So I won't be buying it for my grandchildren who are younger & older than Sophie & her friends. But it's pretty. All the children are well-produced and engaging. Some of the adults are strange choices, particularly Goldshifteh as Sophie's mother, who is nothing like the mother in the book. Sophie's father was a shadowy character in the book and is more so in the film. Nor can one imagine him marrying the appalling Mme Fichini, especially after Goldshifteh. While the children sleep through the rest of the film one is left wondering if it was for her money . . . ah well! I would like to hear what others think.


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