Winner of Best Film at the 2010 Seattle International Film Festival and recipient of numerous other awards, The Hedgehog is a darkly humorous and affecting film about the struggle to find your place in the world.
“I know one thing. The fishbowl isn’t for me,” says 11 year-old Paloma, the youngest daughter of a wealthy Parisian family. Fascinated by art and philosophy, but observing the vacuous lives of her parents and older sister, she decides to take action. She will commit suicide on her 12th birthday. She has just one thing to accomplish before meeting her end, however, and that is to show those around her just how absurd life is. Along the way two unexpected comrades emerge. Bonding over a shared ideology, the three challenge each other to embrace life in this surprisingly uplifting, heartfelt existentialist film.
The Hedgehog is adapted from the best-selling novel, The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery.
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