Emporte-moi (Set Me Free)
Emporte-moi (Set Me Free) (1999)

Hanna is an unhappy adolescent in 1960s Quebec. Her mother, who is constantly ill, and her father, a Jewish- Polish immigrant, have a confusing love-hate relationship. Feeling isolated and somehow different from the other girls at her… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1999
DVD Release Date: October 24, 2000
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

In some of its details, it resembles Francois Truffaut's The 400 Blows.

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Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee

The most remarkable quality about it is that the movie actually has a subject.

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Ed Kelleher
Film Journal International

A disarming, recognizable slice of life.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Tells its story so effectively through pictures it's barely necessary to read the subtitles.

Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine

Well-made but old hat.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Director Lea Pool has fashioned an engaging film about one girl's coming of age.

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Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

The performances in Set Me Free are all gentle, lovely creations that are of a piece with the film's humanistic touch.

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John Ballantine
A superb addition to the Quebec canon brought to you by Lea Pool who is very successful at bringing out strong emotions from her actors. Karine Vanasse is the… More