The Hedgehog



Garance Le Guillermic in The Hedgehog

Garance Le Guillermic in The Hedgehog

Time Out rating:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>2</span>/5

Not yet rated

Be the first...


Time Out says

Tue Aug 16 2011

Paloma (Le Guillermic) is a prepubescent who, desperate to avoid becoming a petit bourgeois like her parents, decides she's going to kill herself on her 12th birthday. Then she befriends her equally idiosyncratic neighbors: a Japanese gentleman (Igawa) who's just moved in next door; and the building's reclusive, middle-aged janitor (Balasko), nicknamed the Hedgehog. ("Prickly on the outside, but...") Mona Achache's character study plays like a Gallic version of a Sundance flick, complete with on-the-nose references---Igawa's character is named Mr. Ozu---and just enough offbeat touches to make it seem more deep than it actually is. A climactic epiphany that feels like O. Henry lite doesn't help matters in the slightest.

Follow David Fear on Twitter: @davidlfear

Watch the trailer

See more in Film



Add +

Release details

US release:

Fri Aug 19, 2011


100 mins

Cast and crew


Mona Achache


Garance le Guillermic, Anne Brochet, Ariane Ascaride, Josiane Balasko, Togo Igawa

Users say

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>0</span>/5
2 people listening