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Blame it on Fidel (La Faute à Fidel)

  • 2006
  • France
  • 99 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Julie Gavras
  • Cast: Julie Depardieu, Stefano Accorsi, Nina Kervel

When a bourgeois Parisian family reinvent themselves as leftist radicals, little Anna (Kervel) is outraged at the loss of her comfortable lifestyle. First-time director Gavras is uncertain and wobbly at times, and the young protagonist is often more annoying than confused, but this is a small, sweet-natured, cherishable affair with its heart very much in the right place.

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Blame it on Fidel!

15 Nov 20073 stars

Paris in the early 1970s and nine-year-old Anna de La Mesa (Nina Kervel) is having problems coming to terms with her radical political activist parents. Her Spanish-born lawyer father Fernando (Stefano Accorsi) and journalist/writer mother Marie (Julie…

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