Belle Epine (2010)





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Prudence Friedmann,17, is suddenly alone and adrift in the family apartment. She meets Marilyne, a high school misfit who introduces her to the illegal race circuit of Rungis where souped-up mopeds and muscle bikes race against each other, undaunted by danger. Fascinated by Reynald, Franck and the other guys from the Rungis clique, Prudence tries to find a place for herself by passing off her loneliness as freedom.
Comedy , Drama
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Anna Sigalevitch
as Frédérique Friedmann
Anaïs Demoustier
as Sonia Cohen
Léa Seydoux
as Prudence Friedmann
Agathe Schlencker
as Maryline Santamaria

Critic Reviews for Belle Epine

All Critics (2)

Sensitive and evocative, this slow-burner depends too much on the audience's ability to pull out the emotions of the filmmakers.

Full Review… | March 22, 2011
Monsters and Critics

Neither sentimentality nor nostalgia for reckless years gone by can be found in Rebecca Zlotowski's Belle Epine.

Full Review… | March 21, 2011
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for Belle Epine

5.8/10 Lea Seydoux's performance was the main strength of the film, that although was artsy and featured an interesting choice of score, story wise it felt confusing and rushed. But overall, it has been one of the few disappointing French films I've seen, that although wasn't hard to watch, it was easy to loose interest. ~August 2, 2015~

Hugo Guerrero
Hugo Guerrero

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