The Hedgehog


1h 40m 2010

Brief Synopsis

Traces the unexpected encounter between three neighbors who live in a middle-class apartment building in central Paris: Paloma, a fearsomely intelligent and suicidal 11-year-old girl; Renee Michel, an unobtrusive, solitary and erudite concierge; and the enigmatic Kakuro Ozu, a Japanese man who shake

Film Details

Also Known As
Die Eleganz der Madame Michel, El Encanto Del Erizo, El erizo, Elegance du herisson, L', Elegance of the Hedgehog, The, Eleganz der Madame Michel, Encanto Del Erizo, Hedgehog, Herisson, Herisson/Hedgehog, Igelkotten, Il riccio, L' Elegance du herisson, Le Herisson/Hedgehog, Le hérisson, erizo, Le, riccio
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2010
Production Company
Alta Films; Canal Plus; Cathay Film Organization; CinTart; Ciné+; Eagle Pictures; Europa Filmes; France 2 Cinéma; Madman Entertainment Pty., Ltd.; PathT International; PathT International; Pathe Renn Productions; Seven Films; StudioCanal; Tiglon A.S.
Distribution Company
Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm; Cathay Film Organization; Central Film Verleih Gmbh; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Eagle Pictures; Impacto Cine; Miracle (Denmark); Neoclassics Films; PathT International; Senator Film Verleih; Tour De Force (Tdf); Wild Bunch AG
Location
Paris, France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

Traces the unexpected encounter between three neighbors who live in a middle-class apartment building in central Paris: Paloma, a fearsomely intelligent and suicidal 11-year-old girl; Renee Michel, an unobtrusive, solitary and erudite concierge; and the enigmatic Kakuro Ozu, a Japanese man who shakes up social conventions.

Film Details

Also Known As
Die Eleganz der Madame Michel, El Encanto Del Erizo, El erizo, Elegance du herisson, L', Elegance of the Hedgehog, The, Eleganz der Madame Michel, Encanto Del Erizo, Hedgehog, Herisson, Herisson/Hedgehog, Igelkotten, Il riccio, L' Elegance du herisson, Le Herisson/Hedgehog, Le hérisson, erizo, Le, riccio
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2010
Production Company
Alta Films; Canal Plus; Cathay Film Organization; CinTart; Ciné+; Eagle Pictures; Europa Filmes; France 2 Cinéma; Madman Entertainment Pty., Ltd.; PathT International; PathT International; Pathe Renn Productions; Seven Films; StudioCanal; Tiglon A.S.
Distribution Company
Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm; Cathay Film Organization; Central Film Verleih Gmbh; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Eagle Pictures; Impacto Cine; Miracle (Denmark); Neoclassics Films; PathT International; Senator Film Verleih; Tour De Force (Tdf); Wild Bunch AG
Location
Paris, France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2010

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 20-June 13, 2010.

Based on the novel "L'Elegance du herisson" by Muriel Barbery and published by Gallimard October 3, 2006.

Limited Release in United States Summer August 19, 2011 (Los Angeles & New York City)

Feature directorial debut for Mona Achache.

Released in United States 2010 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 20-June 13, 2010. )

Limited Release in United States Summer August 19, 2011