The Hedgehog (2009)

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The life of a determined young girl is changed when she befriends her building's concierge, a solitary woman who is more than what she seems.


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  • Josiane Balasko and Togo Igawa in The Hedgehog (2009)
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  • Josiane Balasko and Ariane Ascaride in The Hedgehog (2009)
  • Garance Le Guillermic in The Hedgehog (2009)
  • Mona Achache in The Hedgehog (2009)
  • Mona Achache and Garance Le Guillermic in The Hedgehog (2009)

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6 August 2013 | lee_eisenberg
10
| empty world through the eyes of an eleven-year-old
Mona Achache's movie "Le hérisson" ("The Hedgehog" in English) is about a Parisian girl leading an unfulfilled life with her affluent family, and so she decides to commit suicide on her twelfth birthday. In the process of filming her apartment and family, the girl befriends the concierge.

The movie presents a good contrast between the girl's disillusionment with her posh but superficial world and the concierge's appreciation of what little she has, and showing how the concierge is able to develop a relationship with a Japanese widower who moves into the apartment building. The girl's filming her sister throughout the goldfish bowl is a metaphor for the new look that she's taking at her bourgeois existence. In the end, the girl does start to reconsider her suicidal plans. Achache made a very good movie, one that I truly recommend.

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Release Date:

3 July 2009

Language

French, Japanese


Country of Origin

France, Italy

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,276 21 August 2011

Gross USA:

$707,945

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,695,775

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