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Set Me Free

A Feature film by Léa Pool

Produced by Haut et Court, Catpics Coproductions, Cité-Amérique

Release in France : 28/07/1999

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Actors (7)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producers :

Haut et Court, Catpics Coproductions, Cité-Amérique

Film exports/foreign sales :

Haut et Court

Foreign production companies :

Catpics Coproductions, Cité-Amérique

French distribution :

Haut et Court

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Hanna is thirteen years old in 1963, a year when everything will fall into place, when anything seems possible. Her father is a stateless Jewish poet – tormented and anonymous – her mother a weary, fragile Catholic mother. Her older brother is affectionate and understanding, her best friend is sweet, and her teacher bears an unsettling resemblance to Nana (the Anna Karina character in "My Life to Live"). This is the world in which Hanna must blossom, seek her identity, try to become an independent young woman responsible for her own life.


"I think my movies deal with what's difficult, missing, unsettled. There's no point in making films about uncomplicated matters. The feminine presence in my films is always personified by the mother. A father may be there, but he always plays a relatively secondary role. Basically, he doesn't add anything special on a creative level. My mother's very absence has become the almost inexhaustible theme of my work."

Léa Pool – Director

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Full credits (8)

Executive Producers :

Carole Scotta, Lorraine Richard, Alfi Sinniger

Director of photography :

Jeanne Lapoirie

Press Attachés (film) :

Vanessa Jerrom, Marie-Laurence Petiteau

Production Designer :

Serge Bureau

Screenwriter :

Léa Pool

Sound recordists :

Christian Monheim, François Musy

Editor :

Michel Arcand

Costume designer :

Michèle Hamel

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Feature film

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Psychological drama

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1 h 34 min

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Posters (1)


Festival Selections (7)

Istanbul Film Festival - 2000

Istanbul Film Festival (Turkey , 2000)


Women's Stories

Sydney French Film Festival - 2000

Sydney French Film Festival (Australia, 2000)


Films selected

Melbourne French Film Festival - 2000

Melbourne French Film Festival (Australia, 2000)


Films selected

Berlin International Film Festival - 1999

Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 1999)


Official Competition