The line between cinematic art and exploitation has rarely seemed finer and nervier than in the French film "Innocence." A parable about the lost paradise of girlhood, specifically those prepubescent years before a girl surrenders to the inevitable bumps and fluids, the film marks the directing debut of Lucile Hadzihalilovic, whose seemingly plotless story centers on an all-girls boarding school in a thickly treed forest of the sort usually inhabited by hungry wolves and little wayfarers in symbolic red hoods. Ms. Hadzihalilovic based her screenplay on a relatively obscure text by the German-born playwright Frank Wedekind called "Mine-Haha, or the Corporeal Education of Young Girls." The fealty of Ms. Hadzihalilovic's translation of the Wedekind text notwithstanding, the dubious vision of utopia put forth in this film finds the girls engaged in an almost militaristic pursuit of physical perfection without commensurate attention paid to their intellect. — Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
Глубоко в лесу находится таинственный интернат для девочек от 7 до 12 лет, куда их привозят в закрытом гробу. Сюрреалистические фантазии, тайны и угрозы царят в этом мире. И куда старшие девочки исчезают ночью?
|Athootita (festival title)||Greece|
|L'école (working title)||France|
|Innocence - viattomuus||Finland|
|Innocence - Viattomuus (DVD box title)||Finland|
|Viattomuus (TV title)||Finland|
|Невинност (Bulgarian title)||Bulgaria|
|エコール (Japanese title)||Japan|
22 Feb 2011
While the acting was generally good, I found the film to be manipulative and exploitative. Perhaps this is how it was intended to be, but if so, then I would not recommend it to anyone.
21 Nov 2010
29 Mar 2007
There are very few really good films of this type. Fantastic.
12 Sep 2006
its an realy great fim. Fantastic. I was sad then the film was come to end