The Hedgehog

The Hedgehog
  • 2009
  • France / Italy
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Mona Achache
  • Cast: Josianne Balasko, Garance Le Guillermic, Togo Igawa

Off beat but prickly debut from Achache about a precocious 11-year-old who has meticulously planned her own suicide out of sheer boredom, and her discovery of kindred spirits in the shape of her apartment building's grumpy concierge and a mysterious new resident.

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The Hedgehog (Le Herisson)

23 Aug 20113 stars

Smart and faithful adaptation of Muriel Barbery's best-selling book

(12A) 99min There’s no demographic quite like the French bourgeoisie. Their revolution may as well not have happened, Gustav Flaubert pretty much summed things up when he wrote: ‘The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletarian to the level of…

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