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The Hedgehog

Drama Comedy


 

Paloma is a serious, but deeply bored 11 year old, who decides to kill herself on her twelfth birthday.

"The Hedgehog" is a melancholic and elegantly understated character study, artistically crafted and entrancing. The film's direction is deft, uncovering a very moving exploration of the human condition beneath a simple tale. The story is focused on three intelligently drawn characters with rich inner lives in which they insulate themselves from the world outside. The performances of the lead roles are without fault, balancing humorous, absurd, and enigmatic characteristics. We see both the prickles on the outside and the warm hearted inside of a hedgehog.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 8th July 2010
100 mins