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Original title: Ombline
German title: Ombline
France, 2011

Director: Cazes, Stéphane
Production company: Arsam International
Co-producers: Dibona Films, Entre Chien et Loup
Age recommendation: 16 years and up

(,,,) Serving a three-year sentence after assaulting a police officer during a raid that saw her boyfriend accidentally killed, the quick-tempered, 20-year-old Ombline discovers that she’s pregnant and obliged to give birth while incarcerated.

With no close family members or friends to lend a helping hand, she decides to bring up her boy Lucas in the grim prison nursery, suffering through the usual sleepless nights, crying fits and diarrhea spells, not to mention endless shouting in the courtyard, a nasty guard and a growing feeling that she’s powerless as both a mother and a person. (...)

Cannes Cinema: Ecrans Juniors 2012 (awarded)

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Arsam (FR)

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