Petits Frères

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Spunky Talia makes her extreme displeasure known when her stepfather returns after an unexplained year-long absence. She suspects him of molesting her younger sister, but their mother is blinded by her mate's paycheck. So when her stepdad orders Talia to ditch her beloved dog, a docile pit bull, Talia and Kim take off for a nearby housing project where Talia plans to lie low with her dog. Hiding out gets complicated for Talia, when she hooks up with an interracial group of four crooked friends who steal the dog with an eye toward selling it back to her.

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Worth checking out -- especially for the naturalistic performances by the feisty Touly and the rest of the young cast.

May 21, 2001

The kids are fascinating to watch throughout.

May 21, 2001 | Full Review…
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Captures the vulnerability and aimlessness of its unfortunate characters with a heart-in-your-throat rawness.

May 21, 2001 | Rating: 3.5/5

Doillon's ease with young performers is again seamlessly evident.

May 16, 2001 | Full Review…

Cinematic loitering... enough to make you yearn for the halcyon days of, ya know, adulthood...

Aug 18, 2003 | Rating: D | Full Review…

French director Jacques Doillon has a knack for presenting in natural ways the hardships and challenges of youth.

Jan 15, 2002 | Full Review…

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