Talia runs away from home taking her beloved dog with her. When her dog is stolen Talia enlists the help of a gang of boys to help her find her pet.
One can say this film has no structure or style but I believe what Doillon hoped to achieve was to portray a story as realistically as he could. He cast children who actually lived in the French ghetto and as you can see, he didn’t even change most of their names. In a way, Doillon is blending documentary and fiction.
What makes this movie so fascinating is that it is a glimpse into the world of impoverished young children and what their lives are like. In some ways, it shows how capable youth can be, which I find refreshing.
I highly recommend this film to: X those interested in contemporary society in France. If you followed the news about the riots in France last year, then you should see this film. X those interested in contemporary or French cinema X people who like foreign movies X people who want to see a movie that is a mix of genres
Director: Jacques Doillon
Writer: Jacques Doillon
Stars: Stéphanie Touly, Iliès Sefraoui, Mustapha Goumane
Release Date: 7 April 1999 (France)
Also Known As: Hermanitos
Filming Locations: Pantin, Seine-Saint-Denis, France
Format : AVI
Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
File size : 1 012 MiB
Duration : 1 h 28 min
Overall bit rate mode : Variable
Overall bit rate : 1 599 kb/s