THE ELEGANCE OF THE HEDGEHOG

L'ELEGANCE DU HERISSON

By Mona ACACHE

PATHE PRODUCTION LTD. - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2008

Suicidal 11 year old Paloma, learns the meaning of life when she forms an unlikely friendship with Renee, the porter in her rich parents’ apartment block, and her enigmatic, Japanese neighbour, Mr Ozu.

    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Director(s)
    • Mona ACACHE
    • Writer(s)
    • Jean-Francois GOYET, Mona ACACHE, Patrick BLOISSIER
    • Producer(s)
    • Anne-Dominique TOUSSAINT
    • Synopsis
    • PALOMA
      My name’s Paloma. I live in Paris. My parents are rich and so my sister
      and I are virtually rich. But in spite of all this luck and all this wealth,
      for a long time now I’ve known that the final destination is the goldfish
      bowl: where adults, like flies, spend their lives running into the same
      piece of glass.
      RENÉE
      I’m a widow. I am short, chubby, have bunions on my feet and, if the
      evidence of certain unpleasant mornings is anything to go by, the
      breath of a mammoth. I live alone with a fat, lazy tomcat. I’ve never
      studied, I’ve always been poor, discreet and insignificant. Since I’m
      rarely amiable, although always polite, people don’t like me, but they
      tolerate me because I correspond perfectly to the archetype of the
      janitor.
      THE ELEGANCE OF THE HEDGEHOG is the story of an unexpected
      encounter, that of Paloma Josse, an exceptionally intelligent and
      suicidal 11-year old girl, of Renée Michel, a discrete and solitary
      Parisian porter, and of the enigmatic Mr. Kakuro Ozu.
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