Emporte-moi (Set Me Free) (1999)

Emporte-moi (Set Me Free)

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Hanna is an unhappy adolescent in 1960s Quebec. Her mother, who is constantly ill, and her father, a Jewish- Polish immigrant, have a confusing love-hate relationship. Feeling isolated and somehow different from the other girls at her Catholic school, Hanna fixates on the beautiful character of Nana, as played by Anna Karina in Godard's "Vivre sa vie." When she finds that one of her teachers reminds her of the alluring Nana, she becomes fixated on the teacher while adopting the mannerisms and … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Léa Pool, Monique H. Messier, Isabelle Raynault, Nancy Huston
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On DVD: Oct 24, 2000
Runtime:
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Cast


as The Mother

as The Father

as The Teacher

as The Grandmother

as The Prostitute

as The Landlady

as Sebastien

as Pawnbroker

as Young Grocery Store ...

as Man Who Moves

as Chess Player
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Critic Reviews for Emporte-moi (Set Me Free)

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In some of its details, it resembles Francois Truffaut's The 400 Blows.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Tells its story so effectively through pictures it's barely necessary to read the subtitles.

January 1, 2000
New York Post
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Audience Reviews for Emporte-moi (Set Me Free)

A superb addition to the Quebec canon brought to you by Lea Pool who is very successful at bringing out strong emotions from her actors. Karine Vanasse is the beneficiary of her guidance.

John Ballantine
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