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Élisa Movie Review Summary

Actors: Vanessa Paradis, Gérard Depardieu, Clotilde Courau, Florence Thomassin, Michel Bouquet, Philippe Léotard

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ELISA is a French movie written and directed by Jean Becker in 1994.

After the suicide of her mother Elisa, the 5 years old Marie spent her childhood in a public orphanage. At the age of 17, she starts to run off in the company of Solange. Together, they manage to survive in Paris.

Marie has got only one idea in mind: to find her father Jacques Desmoulins whom she believes to have abandoned her mother and to be the cause of her suicide. After months of investigations, she finally discovers that Jacques lives in a little town on the Atlantic ocean. Marie buys a gun, says goodbye to Solange and heads to the coast. There, she has the opportunity to kill her father but she decides at the last moment to spare him in order to make him suffer the way he made her mother suffer. She carefully observes Jacques and tries to seduce him but Jacques is a desperate and embittered man whose life was ruined by Elisa's death.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   committing crimes    -   runaways! Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   search for family/history Parent(s) gone?    -   Orphan story Age group    -   trouble in high school

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France City?    -   Yes City:    -   Paris Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing full frontal--women    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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