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The Girl Without Hands (2016)

La jeune fille sans mains (original title)
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In hard times, a miller sells his daughter to the Devil. Protected by her purity, she escapes but is deprived of her hands. Walking away from her family, she encounters the goddess of water... See full summary »

Writers:

Jacob Grimm (tale "Das Mädchen ohne Hände") (as les frères Grimm), Wilhelm Grimm (tale "Das Mädchen ohne Hände") (as les frères Grimm) | 2 more credits »
3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Anaïs Demoustier ... La jeune fille (voice)
Jérémie Elkaïm ... Le prince (voice)
Philippe Laudenbach ... Le diable (voice)
Sacha Bourdo ... Le jardinier (voice)
Olivier Broche Olivier Broche ... Le père (voice)
Françoise Lebrun ... La mère (voice)
Elina Löwensohn ... La déesse de l'eau (voice)
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Storyline

In hard times, a miller sells his daughter to the Devil. Protected by her purity, she escapes but is deprived of her hands. Walking away from her family, she encounters the goddess of water, a gentle gardener and the prince in his castle. A long journey towards the light... Written by anonymous

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

14 December 2016 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Girl Without Hands See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,916, 23 July 2017

Gross USA:

$21,787

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$121,020
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Sébastien Laudenbach in his feature debut; he animated the entire film on his own. See more »

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Wild Girl
Interpreted by Laetitia Sheriff
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Lovely
16 March 2018 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

The experience of watching this film is quite unlike any other. I found the poetic and metaphorical nature of the story to be complimented amazingly by the animation, which will not be everyone's cup of tea but which I personally found stunning. The story itself is lyrical and meditative, and the power doesn't entirely hit you at first, but it's on reflection that you truly realize it. Overall, this is a strong film that deserves more recognition.


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