Bande de filles

Bande de filles

Girlhood

DVD - 2015 | French
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"Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects and the 'boys' law' in the neighborhood, Marieme ... starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her style, drops out of school and starts stealing to be accepted into the gang. When her home situation becomes unbearable, Marieme seeks solace in an older man who promises her money and protection"-- Publisher's description.
Parce qu'on lui refuse son entrée en seconde générale, Marieme claque la porte de son collège de banlieue parisienne. Elle vit ses 16 ans comme une succession d'interdits. La censure du quartier, la loi des garçons, l'impasse de l'école. Elle rencontre alors trois autres jeunes filles, qui vont la prendre sous leur aile et lui apprendre à s'affirmer. Elles dansent, elles se battent, elles parlent fort, elles rient de tout. Marieme change son nom à Vic et entre dans la bande, pour vivre sa jeunesse.
Publisher: [Culver City, California] : Strand Releasing Home Video, [2015]
Branch Call Number: DVD ADULT
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1
NTSC
widescreen (1.78:1)
digital,optical,5.1 surround
4 3/4 in
1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Girlhood

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petal2014
Feb 02, 2017

I felt the movie was entertaining and sad. It really clued you in as to what Black youth have to face in France.

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lettheheelingbegin
Feb 21, 2016

Excellent and thoughtful movie with very fine chemistry among the actors. The subtleties and sensitive nuances add interest and make the movie more engaging. Not everyone will pick up on these, of course. Definitely worthwhile for discriminating movie viewers as well as those interested in recent French banlieue immigrant culture.

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uncommonreader
Feb 08, 2016

Quite a good movie about a young black girl in the Paris suburbs trying to find a way to independence.

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LSbook
Jan 09, 2016

Watch this film (from female perspective of life in a French project) with another DVD set in another French project area: May Allah Bless France. The second movie is about a young male trying to find his way to express himself musically.

Both films convey the frustrations of trying to get through each day while wanting better options for life in the face of adversity. One cannot wait forever.

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ms_mustard
Oct 12, 2015

another moving coming-of-age film from Celine Sciamma who directed the excellent Tomboy.

will Marieme be able to move away from all of the people who are trying to control her life and make it on her own terms?

madison382 Sep 18, 2015

This movie is more for a younger audience.

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JackamoJames
Sep 08, 2015

A coming of age movie that just seems to go on and on without a real sense of any coming of age.

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TRANNY_CLONES
Aug 07, 2015

Extremely boring and sleep inducing celluloid about a bunch of LOSER females that think they're cool period.

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GypzyMizzP
Jul 24, 2015

It's a bad ghetto movie with no end to it. Ghetto movies were made to teach and have a moral to them but this one is just a waste... The movie is very slow and unrealistic..... The girls skips school but the parents don't know about it? And when the main character was offered a job she violently refused it and the lady never told her mother!? That is unrealistic especially in this ghetto community where gossip is the fuel of the day. The story is too simple and some parts don't make sense....

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voisjoe1_0
Jun 26, 2015

In this film, director Celine Sciamma wishes to portray an 8th grade girl’s slow shift from girlhood to adulthood. The protagonist, Marieme, joins a gang of girls and begins to explore what might come next after a two year unsuccessful attempt to graduate to high school. Some in the audience might be frustrated by the lack of a serious plot, as the only idea seems to be that Marieme is going to be taking a longer time than expected to determine what kind of adult life she wishes to pursue. All of the main actors in the film are black French girls. The director felt that France cinema was lacking in giving black women significant roles.

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