Call Me Elizabeth

Genre: Adaptation, Drama, Foreign, Period


Set in the rural countryside of post-World War II France, the story is a memoir of a young girl, Elisabeth, who lives with her family in a large, stone house on the grounds of an insane asylum. Her older sister Agnes has just left for boarding school, leaving Elisabeth alone in the old house full of shadows and dark corners. Her father is absorbed in his work; her mother, an unwilling housewife, spends most of her spare time doing various "errands" in the city, and Elisabeth is left in the care of Rose, the simple, almost dumb maid. One day she comes upon Yvon, an escapee from the asylum, hiding trembling in the bushes. Moved by his frailness, Elisabeth hides him inside the bicycle...

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Stephane Freiss

Yolande Moreau

Maria De Medeiros

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