Je M'appelle Elisabeth (2006)

Je M'appelle Elisabeth
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime N/A
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Foreign, Period
Keywords 1960s, childhood, novel, rural, suspenseful
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Philippe Sarde Original Music n/a 120838 8000001
Laurence Briaud Editor n/a 172 7000001
Stephane Fontaine Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Tatiana Vialle Casting n/a 179 10000001
Benoit Biral Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Amaury De Nexon Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Dorothée Guiraud Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Anne Wiazemsky Source Material (from novel: "Je M'appelle Elisabeth") 120786 4000003
Jean-Pierre Améris Screenplay (adaptation) 120778 4000002
Maria De Medeiros Actor Mado the mother 1 1000004
Yolande Moreau Actor Rose 1 1000003
Stephane Freiss Actor Régis the father 1 1000002
Benjamin Ramon Actor Yvon 1 1000005
Jean-Pierre Améris Director n/a 2 2000001
Guillaume Laurant Screenplay (adaptation) 120778 4000001
Laurent Champoussin Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Fabienne Vonier Producer n/a 3 3000001
Alba-Gaïa Kraghede Bellugi Actor Elisabeth 1 1000001
Set in the rural countryside of post-World War II France, the story is a memoir of a young girl, Elisabeth, who lives with her family in a large, stone house on the grounds of an insane asylum. Her older sister Agnes has just left for boarding school, leaving Elisabeth alone in the old house full of shadows and dark corners. Her father is absorbed in his work; her mother, an unwilling housewife, spends most of her spare time doing various "errands" in the city, and Elisabeth is left in the care of Rose, the simple, almost dumb maid. One day she comes upon Yvon, an escapee from the asylum, hiding trembling in the bushes. Moved by his frailness, Elisabeth hides him inside the bicycle shed. As police search for the potentially dangerous inmate, the two form a bond. Yvon's mute innocence and frailty stand in stark contrast to her parents' severity and emotional distance and, despite the lurking threat, Yvon proves to be an innocent monster--an infant trapped in the body of a man.