The Hedgehog (2011)
Actors:Josiane Balasko , Togo Igawa , Anne Brochet , Ariane Ascaride , Wladimir Yordanoff , Garance Le Guillermic
Inspired by the beloved New York Times bestseller, The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery, THE HEDGEHOG is the timely story of Paloma (Garance Le Guillermic) a young girl bent on ending it all on her upcoming twelfth birthday. Using her fatherâ€™s old camcorder to chronicle the hypocrisy she sees in adults, Paloma begins to learn about life from the grumpy building concierge, RenĂ©e Michel (FRENCH TWISTâ€™s Josiane Balasko). When Palomaâ€™s camera reveals the extensive secret library in RenĂ©eâ€™s back room, and that the often gruff matron reads Tolstoy to her cat, Paloma begins to understand that there are allies to be found beneath the prickliest of exteriors. As the unlikely friendship deepens, Palomaâ€™s own coming of age becomes a much less pessimistic prospect.