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The HedgehogThe movie revolves around Paloma, an 11-year-old girl quietly and unhappily living in a luxurious Paris apartment with her family. She plans on ending it all on her upcoming twelfth birthday, but things change when she 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.Genre: DramaCountry: Euro, FranceDuration: 100 minQuality: SDRelease: 2009IMDb: 7.4
Actors of "The Hedgehog"
Directors of "The Hedgehog"Mona AchacheBirthdate: 18 March 1981
Creators of "The Hedgehog"Mona AchacheBirthdate: 18 March 1981Muriel Barbery
Critic Reviews of "The Hedgehog"Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-DispatchOctober 07, 2011
"The Hedgehog" sneaks up on you with its heartfelt storytelling and sophisticated wit.Bill Goodykoontz Arizona RepublicSeptember 22, 2011
A satisfying emotional experience.Moira MacDonald Seattle TimesSeptember 08, 2011
A reminder that, sometimes, the movies can get a beloved book exactly right.Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-TimesSeptember 08, 2011
This a movie with such a light, stylish touch, it makes no claims to profundity and is a sweetly hopeful experience.Michael O'Sullivan Washington PostSeptember 02, 2011
"The Hedgehog" is a treat: a movie that's smart, grown-up, wry and deeply moving.Mark Feeney Boston GlobeSeptember 01, 2011
Enchantment will go a long way toward overcoming implausibility, but there's not enough of the former here - and far too much of the latter.Dennis Harvey SF360March 30, 2016
Nicely crafted, The Hedgehog seldom aims to be more than a pleasant low-key diversion-at which it succeeds-so it's jolting when the story pulls an abrupt late turn that casts everything in a more serious, ambitious light.Sarah Boslaugh PopMattersMay 15, 2013
11-year-old Paloma (Garance Le Guillermic) is rich, precocious and extremely judgmental in the way that only a privileged child can be.Chris Foran Milwaukee Journal SentinelOctober 27, 2011
A French drama that finds its power in the little moments.Marc Savlov Austin ChronicleOctober 07, 2011
Le Guillermic is fine in this calm comedy of subverted exteriors and expectations, but it's the remarkably unpretentious -- earthy, even -- Balasko who anchors Achache's adaptation.Jim Lane Sacramento News & ReviewOctober 07, 2011
... it's Josiane Balasko that makes it work.Marc Mohan OregonianOctober 01, 2011
Balasko's performance is the highlight, as she breathes believable inner life into the stock character of the lonely, embittered widow.
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