Shot in Lille, in north of France. Two teenage girls, two ways of considering life when penniless, unskilled and rootless: the realistic girl who fight her way through and the angry one who believes in fairy tales. Both have dreams. The film is almost an illustration of Kipling’s poem “If”.
The two actresses, Bouchez and Regnier, give an outstanding performance that won them a reward in Cannes Festival. The story is terribly involving and made you feel so much for the girls.
Shooting a master piece as a first film will make it difficult for Eric Zonka to do better.
The Director captures the essence of fragility and strength via his two central leads and blends their emotions with an at times touching narrative. This film is stylish and occasionally sexy in a bleak but enchanting way. All's well that ends well.
How this film found a tittle like this is a mystery. At best it is depressing to watch and has no lasting value.at worst it is a waste of viewing time so should only be watched if you are bored with life and need to consider there are others worse off than yourself. Complete with subtitles to take your mind off the characters babble!