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Drama - Completed 2009

Freely inspired on the book "L'Elégance du Hérisson" by Muriel Barbéry

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Budget
    • 10 - 25 M$
    • Director(s)
    • Mona ACHACHE
    • Producer(s)
    • Anne Dominique TOUSSAINT (Films des Tournelles)
    • 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.
      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 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.