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Une enfance

AKA: A Childhood

Country: France

Genre: Drama



In this tender, keenly observed look at growing up in poverty in small-town France, 13-year-old Jimmy dreams of a bourgeois life with family vacations and games of tennis. Trapped in an unstable household with a drug-addicted mother and her criminal boyfriend, Jimmy is forced to grow up too quickly. Over the course of a sweltering summer, Jimmy must find moments of hope in a world full of strife

Picture for Une enfance


  • Alexi Mathieu
  • Angelica Sarre
  • Pierre Deladonchamps
  • Jules Gauzelin
  • Patrick d'Assumçao

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Observant, skilfully made film, loosely structured but hangs together very well, avoids easy plot solutions and even manages to carry off a 400 Blows tribute in the ending scene. Alexi Mathieu gives a wonderful performance.

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