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May 18th, 2005

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06:23 pm - cool!

This poignant film follows two orphaned siblings, Joseph (Vincent Rottiers) and Chloé (Adele Haenel), who try to discover the truth about their parents. Abandoned when they were tiny, these two children have always tried to stay together with 12-year-old Joseph being fiercely protective of his 13-year-old autistic sister. Together they travel through France with the vague dream of finding their parents' home, but are put in a home for disturbed children, near Marseilles. They then run away together to escape the authorities, but Joseph is forced to turn to crime to protect them. Written and directed by Christophe Ruggia, also starring Rochdy Labidi. (In French, English subtitles) (2002) MA (S,L,A) WS
this is freaking awsome! the girl that plays cloe is so freaking cool! she plays an autistic person so well, she is so amazig!
I just loved this film! i bawled my eyes out! it is so moving! 

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Date:May 18th, 2005 07:21 pm (UTC)
I was fortunate enough to catch this on SBS the other night also. They [SBS] have had such a wonderful run of foreign films of late, which is nothing out of the ordinary I guess :)

I was researching it after I had watched it and read somewhere that the two main characters were actually disturbed children that the director had been working with prior to filming. Explains the amazing portrayal of character.
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Date:May 19th, 2005 10:32 pm (UTC)


i also looked it up n google..
that is the only film the 'cloe' girl has been in though..she was a,azing!
SBS has had a great run latly, r u australian than?
I know the boy had problems because he had issues from his early childhood or something.
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Date:May 20th, 2005 07:26 pm (UTC)

Re: yeah...

gah! i must say though, thre is some greek film called 'rescue me' whitch has been on SBS 3 times in the past 6 months or so!

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