Man hating good time girl Marie and her felloe orphan friends Solange and Ahmed spend their time hustling, clubbing, crashing weddings and having a great time. Marie, though, is still haunted by her mother's suicide, blaming her missing pimp of a father, Jacques for her death. After terrorising her grandparents, she finally she tracks down her brawling drunken father to the Bretonese Isle de Seine with the intention of killing him as revenge for her mother's death.
All the main characters act brilliantly well. The film is described as shocking. Well the opening scene is pretty gruesome and depressing but the rest is heartening even joyous. Rarely good to have a lot of child actors in a film but only the younger, minor characters are poor. The plot is slightly unbelievable (especially the scenes of her manipulating adult men, this deception was too sophisticated for her, I felt) and the theme of the song "Elisa" being an important narrative for the rest of the plot seemed a bit quirky. But, generally a powerful, well delivered story.