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Film info: Belle épine

Film Information

Original Title Belle épine
English Title Dear Prudence
Director Rebecca Zlotowski
Year 2010
Format 35 mm
Colour Color
Duration 80 min
  • Léa Seydoux, Anaïs Demoustier, Agathe Schlencker, Johan Libereau, Anna Sigalevitch
  • Guión: Rebecca Zlotowski, Gaëlle Mace
  • Fotografía: George Lechaptois
  • Montaje: Julien Lacheray
  • Producción: Frédéric Jouve


Young Prudence is bored: after the death of her mother she’s practically abandoned and lives alone with a father who is out on a business trip and an older sister who goes in and out of the house unnoticed. But everything changes when she becomes friends with a mysterious woman who –through her boyfriend– will open up a new, mysterious, and attractive world to her. She discovers the world of illegal motorcycle racing, and soon enough she’ll fall in love with one of the guys who risks their life every night for the pleasure of the forbidden; all this while she copes with the pain of a huge loss, the weigh of her Jewish religion, and the consequences of decisions which can determine the rest of her life. The world of adolescence is always filled with loss and hurt, and this debut film breaks it apart with a violent and giddy tone in order to articulate a story about a painful transformation, set on the edge of danger and loneliness.

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