The Hedgehog

Le Hérisson

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Genre

Comedy, Drama

Director

Mona Achache

Run time

1h 40min

Cast

Josiane Balasko, Garance Le Guillermin, Togo Igawa

The film is based on "The Elegance of the Hedgehog", written by philosophy professor and French novelist Muriel Barbery.

Paloma (Garance Le Guillemic) is the daughter of a snobbish mother and a distracted father, both of whom largely ignore her. She has decided that rather than succumb to the mediocrity of the life around her, she will commit suicide on a given date unless things take a turn for the better. She perceives an ally in the stout, blowsy concierge named Renée Michel (Josiane Balasko). She has a lavishly stocked library in her back room and, when her employers are not looking, enjoys nothing better than to curl up with a volume or two of Tolstoy. When the cultured Kakuro Ozu (Togo Igawa) moves into an upstairs apartment, he too is taken with Renee's "elegance of the hedgehog" -- all prickles outside, but a heart of gold within.

The film screens in French; with English, Estonian and Russian subtitles.

Genre

Comedy, Drama

Director

Mona Achache

Run time

1h 40min

Cast

Josiane Balasko, Garance Le Guillermin, Togo Igawa

The film is based on "The Elegance of the Hedgehog", written by philosophy professor and French novelist Muriel Barbery.

Paloma (Garance Le Guillemic) is the daughter of a snobbish mother and a distracted father, both of whom largely ignore her. She has decided that rather than succumb to the mediocrity of the life around her, she will commit suicide on a given date unless things take a turn for the better. She perceives an ally in the stout, blowsy concierge named Renée Michel (Josiane Balasko). She has a lavishly stocked library in her back room and, when her employers are not looking, enjoys nothing better than to curl up with a volume or two of Tolstoy. When the cultured Kakuro Ozu (Togo Igawa) moves into an upstairs apartment, he too is taken with Renee's "elegance of the hedgehog" -- all prickles outside, but a heart of gold within.

The film screens in French; with English, Estonian and Russian subtitles.

Info

Rating

For All Audiences

Production year

2009

Local distributor

-

In cinema

9/14/2012