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Emporte-moi (Set Me Free)

Emporte-moi (Set Me Free) (1999)

tomatometer

100

Average Rating: 8.1/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 0

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83

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Average Rating: 3.7/5
User Ratings: 88

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Movie Info

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

Unrated,

Art House & International, Drama

Léa Pool

Oct 24, 2000

Criterion Collection

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All Critics (23) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (12) | Rotten (3)

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

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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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Director Lea Pool has fashioned an engaging film about one girl's coming of age.

March 13, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

The most remarkable quality about it is that the movie actually has a subject.

February 14, 2001 Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee
Sacramento Bee

Well-made but old hat.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

The performances in Set Me Free are all gentle, lovely creations that are of a piece with the film's humanistic touch.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

A disarming, recognizable slice of life.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

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.
May 17, 2013
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