The Hedgehog

The Hedgehog (2009)

Let Life In.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date: 2009-07-01
  • User Rating: 7.2/10 from 382 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 40min
  • Language: Français
  • Production Company: Eagle Pictures
  • Production Country: France, Italy
  • Director: Mona Achache
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From 382 Ratings


Paloma is a serious and highly articulate but deeply bored 11-year-old who has decided to kill herself on her 12th birthday. Fascinated by art and philosophy, she questions and documents her life and immediate circle, drawing trenchant and often hilarious observations on the world around her. But as her appointment with death approaches, Paloma finally meets some kindred spirits in her building's grumpy janitor and an enigmatic, elegant neighbor, both of whom inspire Paloma to question her rather pessimistic outlook on life.

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  • Josiane Balasko

    as Renée Michel
  • Garance Le Guillermic

    as Paloma Josse
  • Togo Igawa

    as Kakuro Ozu
  • Anne Brochet

    as Solange Josse
  • Ariane Ascaride

    as Manuela Lopez
  • Wladimir Yordanoff

    as Paul Josse
  • Sarah Le Picard

    as Colombe Josse
  • Jean-Luc Porraz

    as Jean-Pierre, tramp
  • Mona Heftre

    as Mrs. Meurisse
  • Gisèle Casadesus

    as Mrs. de Broglie
  • Samuel Achache

    as Tibère
  • Valérie Karsenti

    as Mother of Tibère
  • Stéphan Wojtowicz

    as Father of Tibère
  • Isabelle Sobelmann

    as Anna Arthens
  • Jeanne Candel

    as Hairdresser
  • Chantal Banlier

    as Maria Malavoin
  • Miyako Ribola

    as Yoko
  • Nao Inazawa

    as Japanese cook
Production Michaël Laguens Casting
Art Patrick Schmitt Art Direction
Production Anne-Dominique Toussaint Producer
Sound Gabriel Yared Original Music Composer
Writing Muriel Barbery Novel
Directing Mona Achache Director
Editing Julia Grégory Editor
Production Mark Lombardo Producer
Camera Patrick Blossier Director of Photography
Writing Mona Achache Writer
Art Yves Brover-Rabinovici Production Design
Art Thierry Rouxel Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Catherine Bouchard Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Didier Lavergne Makeup Designer
Directing Fabrice Camoin First Assistant Director
Sound Arnaud Rolland Sound Editor
Sound Edouard Morin Sound Editor