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This is a grittily realistic and contemporarily relevant but rather conventional film about the Algerian War as seen from the point of view of a French platoon and how war changes people. Lieutenant Terrien (Benoît Magimel), the young and inexperienced main character, soon learns that his initial idealism and moral values are incompatible with the way the war is being fought. The disturbing scenes of war and torture stand in stark contrast to the beautiful but harsh Algerian (actually Moroccan)…
This remarkable, refreshingly different, and artistically ambitious Swedish film tells a compelling and affecting coming-of-age story about a 10-year-old girl (Blanca Engström) who ends up alone during the summer of 1981. The resourceful girl does not seem to mind having to take care of herself; in fact, she seems to enjoy her solitude most of the time.
One of the strengths of "The Girl" lies in how well the film conveys the weirdness and puzzling aspects of the adult world…