Josiane Balasko, Garance Le Guillermic and Togo Igawa - Official Selection French Film Festival 2010 - Freely inspired by the best-selling novel ‘The Elegance of the Hedgehog’ by Muriel Barbery Editions Gallimard Copyright 2006
A moving story about love, life and the beauty of unexpected friendships. 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. Meanwhile, several floors up, eleven-year-old Paloma Josse is determined to avoid the pampered and vacuous future laid out for her, and in an effort to show how absurd her life is decides to film the people around her. But unknown to them both, a chance acquaintance with their elegant and enigmatic new neighbour, Mr Ozu, will change their lives forever.
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