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The hedgehog

Film adaptation of French novel hits select theaters this week
Josiane Balasko, Garance Le Guillermic and Togo Igawa
Directed by Mona Achache

Renée (superbly played by comedienne, actress and director Josiane Balasko) is the fifty-something short, squat and always grumpy super of one of those buildings in Paris qualified as “standing,” meaning of understated luxury. Paloma (Garance Le Guillermic) is a precocious, nerdy and observant twelve-year-old who lives in that building. Determined to commit [existential] suicide on her ... more >