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Softie

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Samuel Theis
"We are all branded at birth by social judgments. Some people succeed in escaping them, but that does not prevent determinism developing. In this film, I want to explore the necessity of leaving, of finding where you belong."
Samuel Theis
"Samuel Theis’ film Softie is a bold drama about a ten-year-old boy who falls for his inspirational teacher. Remarkable and surprising, a real gem."
SIGHT AND SOUND
"Excellent performances and impressive cinematograpy (…) Expertly captures the confusion, fear and anger as a child attempts to negotiate both the hardships of life and his burgeoning sexuality."
SCREEN DAILY
"Among the most accomplished and strongest films to be seen at Cannes this year."
PARIS MATCH
"An intimate and delicate story, bittersweet and at once simple and profound, Softie subtly explores the different facets of the emotional, intellectual but also sexual awakening."
CINEUROPA

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Ten year-old Johnny stands out from his family and his tough neighborhood in Eastern France. He’s sensitive, intelligent and interested in all kinds of things way beyond his years. With curiosity, he observes the ups and downs of his young single mother’s turbulent love life. Things change when a new teacher, fresh from the big city, takes over Johnny's class. Mr. Adamski believes in Johnny and wants to open a new world to him. And the sophisticated young teacher also intrigues the boy.

Key words :
Social Class, Education, Blossom
International Title :
Softie (Petite Nature)
Key Infos :
Completed - Drama - French - Color
Directed by :
Samuel Theis
Written by :
Samuel Theis
Produced by :
Caroline Bonmarchand (Avenue B Productions - France)
Cast :
Aliocha Reinert, Antoine Reinartz, Izïa Higelin