Drama - Completed 2010

Based on a novel published in 20 countries about an improbable friendship between Lou, a gifted 13-year-old girl and Nora, a young, unpredictable homeless woman.

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Duration
    • 105 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Zabou BREITMAN
    • Writer(s)
    • Zabou BREITMAN, Agnès DE SACY
    • EIDR
    • 10.5240/0D3E-A1CC-D13D-CDB1-AD69-H
    • Producer(s)
    • Frédéric BRILLION (Epithete Films), Gilles LEGRAND (Epithete films)
    • Synopsis
    • Lou is what they call a gifted child. She’s 13, she’s skipped two years in school, and her little body is taking its own sweet time. Her mom lives in a fog of tranquilizers, Lou doesn’t have many friends and she has a keen sense of what’s wrong in the world.
      Lou has to give a presentation about a young homeless woman and she’s already spotted a potential candidate at the Gare d’Austerlitz. A young woman who begs, scavenges cigarettes and hangs around the station with two guys and a dog; a young woman with a skinny face who falls asleep on the café table when Lou buys her a drink in exchange for a chat. She’s 18 and her name is No, No for Nora. But everyone just calls her No and soon Lou finds she can’t get along without her.
      However, No is unpredictable: She grew up in care homes and she doesn’t fit in. One day, she disappears and Lou doggedly searches for her, convinced they need one another.
      When No reappears in a terrible state, Lou knows what she has to do: No must come and live with her. Now she just has to convince her parents and to do this, she needs the help of Lucas, the big boy, the class troublemaker who she finds so intimidating.