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Le Herisson (The Hedgehog)


  • SumoMe

Today’s inspiration stems from 2009 french film Le Herisson (The Hedgehog). We dig french movies and their knack for unique direction, entrancing aesthetics and most importantly, their engaging storylines.

Paloma is a serious, but deeply bored 11-year old, who has decided to kill herself on her twelfth birthday. Fascinated by art and philosophy, she questions and documents her life and immediate circle, drawing trenchant and often hilarious observations on the world around her. But as her appointment with death approaches, Paloma finally meets some kindred spirits, in her building’s grumpy concierge, and an enigmatic, elegant neighbor, both of whom inspire Paloma to question her rather pessimistic outlook on life. Dubai International Film Festival


The show also revolves around another important character – a janitor named Renée.

Renée is the concierge of a grand Parisian apartment building, who meets with society’s expectations of what a concierge should be; reliable though totally uncultured. But beneath this façade lies the real Renée: passionate about culture and the arts, and more knowledgeable in many ways than her employers, with their outwardly successful but emotionally void lives.  – Source

Images from Cinematic Intelligence Agency.

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