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Call Me Elisabeth (2006)
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Call Me Elisabeth (2006)
Original name: Je m'appelle Elisabeth
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A 10 year old girl lives in post WWII rural France with her parents, who are about to divorce. Her older sister leaves home to finish school, and the young girl is left with a mysterious, almost silent housekeeper. Being afraid of the dark, and of other "phenomenoms" including a haunted château nearby, she curiously accepts a stranger she finds in her mansion's barn. This fact contradicts her fearful nature, but fulfills her loneliness. The stranger has run away from a nearby psychiatric clinic, where her father was treating the stranger. She hides the stranger, protects him, and he becomes her best friend. Is this girl searching for true companionship, coming of age, or is she asserting her independence for the first time in her short life?
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, sentimental, touching, melancholic
Plot: family relations, countryside, master and servant, couples, mute or deaf, father daughter relationship, sister sister relationship, friendship, mental illness, mother daughter relationship, school, ghost, world war two, youth, mental institution, fugitives, best friends, boarding school, boarding school life, power relations, dog, teenager, loneliness, divorce, best friend ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, post world war two, 1950s
Place: france

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Duration: 82 min.
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A Simple Heart (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
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The Last Summer of La Boyita (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, France
Duration: 93 min.
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Duration: 90 min.
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Genre: Drama
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