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Innocence (2004)

A look inside an offbeat boarding school for young girls.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zoé Auclair Zoé Auclair ... Iris
Lea Bridarolli Lea Bridarolli ... Alice
Bérangère Haubruge Bérangère Haubruge ... Bianca
Marion Cotillard ... Mademoiselle Eva
Hélène de Fougerolles ... Mademoiselle Edith
Olga Peytavi-Müller ... Laura
Alisson Lalieux Alisson Lalieux ... Selma
Ana Palomo-Diaz Ana Palomo-Diaz ... Nadja
Astrid Homme Astrid Homme ... Rose
Joséphine Van Wambeke Joséphine Van Wambeke ... Vera
Johanna Surbier Johanna Surbier ... Fanny
Grizelle Crozet Grizelle Crozet ... La fille choisie
Corinne Marchand ... La directrice
Sonia Petrovna ... Son assistante
Véronique Nordey Véronique Nordey ... L'intendante
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A look inside an offbeat boarding school for young girls.

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Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual content and brief nudity involving a minor | See all certifications »

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Country:

Belgium | France | UK | Japan

Language:

French

Release Date:

12 January 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Inocência See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Crazy Credits

The movie ends by showing (once again) the title and then a dedication ("for Gaspar"). No credits or company logos are shown after that. See more »

Connections

Version of The Fine Art of Love: Mine Ha-Ha (2005) See more »

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Return to Misty Mountain
Performed by Richard Cooke and Michael Caporale
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Exquisite Metaphorical Transcendent Film making
7 November 2004 | by o_cubittSee all my reviews

Innocence is an extraordinary film that explores its theme with such determined rigor one cannot help but be compelled and shocked by every moment. Innocence explores the period in girls' lives before they lose their Innocence and start adulthood. The mysterious school to which we are introduced through Tarkovskyesque images of flowing water becomes a dark and at times haunting manifestation of both the young girls' enforced Innocence as well as the setting for the film's mystery narrative in which we find ourselves desperate to see through the schools wooded grounds to some kind of epiphany.

Part of the success of Innocence is that it is able to confuse the viewer and forces the audience to confront their own ideas of Innocence and how we as adults should view images of Innocence. Images of the young girls at play should be easier to watch but this is an adult film with a predominately adult audience and the darkness of the films own geography plays with ones ideas of Innocence and the loss of it.

Extraordinary images, extraordinary performances, a great film.


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