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Year of Production 2023


English title: Normal
Original title: Normale
German title: Einfach Normal
France, Belgium, 2023

Director: Babinet, Olivier
Production company: Haut et Court, Tarantula Belgique
Co-producers: Page 1, France 2 Cinéma, RTBF - Radio Télévision Belge de la Communauté Française
Age recommendation: 14 years and up
Length: 87 min.
Film genre: Feature film

14-year-old Lucie is a resourceful teenager who takes care of her loving yet unreliable father, William, who has multiple sclerosis.
Whilst William hangs out in his wardrobe and devises pranks and jokes to make his daughter smile, Lucie tries her best at school while juggling a job in a sandwich shop and all the chores at home.
Her vividly imaginative mind and the novel she is writing are her only distractions. But when a social worker is appointed to visit them, Lucie and William elaborate a complex plan to make social services believe they live a perfectly normal life.

Marketing strategies:
Based on "Monster in the Hall" by David Creig

BUFF CFF Malmö 2023, Giffoni CFF 2023 (awarded), Taoba CFF Tbilisi Georgia 2023, Schlingel CFF Chemnitz 2023, JuniorFest Plzen 2023, FIFEM Montreal 2024

Website: www.hautetcourt.com/films/normale/

World sales address/es:
MK2 (FR)

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Haut et Court (F)
O'Brother (BE)