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2024 1h 45m Drama List
80% Tomatometer 10 Reviews Fanny, a shy and lonely teenager, goes on a language exchange to Germany. In Leipzig, she meets her pen pal, Lena, a teenager eager to become politically active. Fanny is troubled. To win over Lena, she invents a life for herself, to the extent of becoming trapped in her lies. Read More Read Less

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Jordan Mintzer Hollywood Reporter The director movingly reveals how... shifting identifies put two girls on a path to find each other and, ultimately, themselves. Feb 20, 2024 Full Review Diego Semerene Slant Magazine The film finds its profundity in moments where not much is said and nothing is intellectualized, when language is stripped to its bare bones. Rated: 3.5/4 Feb 20, 2024 Full Review Jonathan Romney Screen International Serious-minded political themes, simmering tension and tenderness between the two young leads, and an overall intelligence combine to just about overcome a final collapse into contrivance. Feb 20, 2024 Full Review Laura N. Vitali EscribiendoCine What works in the creation of atmosphere and the bond and connection between the girls is displaced by the superficiality with which their political and social perspectives are approached. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 5/10 Mar 4, 2024 Full Review Erick Estrada Cinegarage An impressive mise-en-scene with a soundtrack that's just as combative as its young protagonists. [Full review in Spanish] Mar 1, 2024 Full Review Alex Billington FirstShowing.net One of the film's problems is it can't settle on which side of this story to focus on... Rated: 6/10 Feb 29, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews

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Synopsis Fanny, a shy and lonely teenager, goes on a language exchange to Germany. In Leipzig, she meets her pen pal, Lena, a teenager eager to become politically active. Fanny is troubled. To win over Lena, she invents a life for herself, to the extent of becoming trapped in her lies.
Director
Claire Burger
Producer
Marie-Ange Luciani
Screenwriter
Claire Burger
Production Co
Les Films de Pierre, Razor Film Produktion, Les Films du Fleuve
Genre
Drama
Original Language
French
Runtime
1h 45m