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Teenaged sexpot Marie (Paradis) has grown up in a reform school, thanks to her mother Elisa's suicide. Along with friends Solange (Courau) and Ahmed (Sall), Marie spends her time on the Paris streets shoplifting and flirting. Obsessed with finding her long-gone father, Marie discovers that Lebovitch (Depardieu), the writer of the popular song "Elisa," is daddy dearest. He's now a drunk, living on a fishing island, and Marie sets out to right the wrongs she believes drove her mother to suicide. Based on the song by Serge Gainsbourg. French with subtitles.

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Available on Running time 111 minutes. Originally from French.

Cast and Crew

Bad Dads, Suicide, Adapted from a Song, Paris
Jean Becker, Fabrice Carazo
Vanessa Paradis, Gerard Depardieu, Clotilde Courau, Sekkou Sall, Florence Thomassin
Etienne Becker
Jean Becker
Zbigniew Preisner


Cesar 1995: Support. Actress (Courau), Score.

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Based on the song by Serge Gainsbourg, the movie Elisa came out in 1994. Not to mention it won an award. Marie Desmoulin hasn’t had the best life growing up. Her mother committed suicide and after that she spent many years in an orphanage. She blames her father for her mother’s death and now she is ready to find him and find out about her past. She’s hoping to figure out what lead to her mother’s suicide. The movie is in French with subtitles.