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2011

France

82min - HD - Color - 1.85 - Stereo - Drama

Original language : French

Cast

Denis Lavant

Rachel Arditi

Adrien de Van

Ilian Calabert

 

Credits

Director: Marina de Van

Producer : Jean-François LEPETIT

Production Company : FLACH FILM PRODUCTION

Co-producer : Sylvette Frydman

Co-production Company : ARTE France

Screenplay : Bertrand Santini & Marina de Van

Director of photography : Vincent Mathias

Music : Alexeï Aigui

Editing : Mike fromentin

Costumes : Marielle Robaut

 

Festivals & Awards

2011 :

Venice IFF Official Selection Orizzonti - Competition

Sitges IFF

Tallinn Black Nights IFF 2012 : CPH PIX

Denmark Espoo Ciné IFF

HOP-O'-MY-THUMB

PETIT POUCET (LE)

a film by :Marina de Van

Hop-o'-my-thumb and his four brothers are abandoned in the forest by their parents, unable to provide for them anymore. Incapable of finding their way back, they run into a cottage and ask for shelter. The woman who opens the door tries to convince them to flee because her husband is an ogre particularly fond of children's flesh. But the five brothers insist to take refuge, choosing the ogre over the wolves. When the ogre comes back, he discovers the children and wishes to devour them immediately but his wife persuades him to until the next day. During the night, Hop-o'-my-thumb, cunning and unwilling to die, manages to escape, saving his life and his brothers'. He will learn the rules of power in this world and understand that nobody is to be trusted. Finally, it's as a rich powerful dominator that this sweet and discreet boy will be back in his family.

French Synopsis :

Poucet et ses quatre frères sont abandonnés dans la forêt par leurs parents qui ne peuvent plus les nourrir. Incapables de retrouver le chemin du retour, les enfants arrivent devant une chaumière et demandent à y loger. La femme qui leur ouvre, tente de les persuader de ne pas entrer car son mari est un ogre amateur de chair d’enfants. Mais les cinq frères, préférant l'ogre aux loups de la forêt, insistent pour s'y réfugier. A son retour, l’ogre découvre les enfants et souhaite les dévorer aussitôt mais son épouse le convainc de remettre au lendemain ce festin. Dans la nuit, Poucet rusé et non résigné à mourir, réussit à s’échapper, sauvant sa vie et celle de ses frères. Il aura appris les règles du pouvoir en ce monde et compris qu’il ne peut accorder sa confiance à personne. C’est donc en dominateur fortuné que cet enfant doux et discret reviendra dans sa famille…

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