Rent Blame It on Fidel (2006)

3.7 of 5 from 129 ratings
1h 39min
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Adapted for the screen and directed by Julie Gavras, Blame it on Fidel focuses on feisty Parisienne girl Anna whose cosy bourgeois life is turned upside down when her parents discover radical socialism. Suddenly thrown into a world of contradictory ideologies, Anna must adjust to her new life and find a way to internalise the well meaning intentions of her parents. It is 1970 and nine-year old Anna (Kervel) is not amused. Seemingly overnight her bourgeois family have decided to abandon their middle class life and transform into leftist radicals. Gone is the grand family pad, gone are the new clothes and, humiliatingly, gone are Anna's beloved Catechism lessons.
In their place is a cramped apartment filled with bearded revolutionaries, demonstrations and refugee nannies with strange cooking habits. Meanwhile Anna decides to rebel in her own way.
Nina Kervel-Bey, , , Benjamin Feuillet, , , , , , , , , , , Marie-Noëlle Bordeaux, Christiana Markou, Thi Thy Tien N'Guyen, , ,
Domitilla Calamai, Arnaud Cathrine
La faute à Fidel!
France, Drama
Release Date:
Run Time:
99 minutes
French, Spanish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9

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Reviews (4) of Blame It on Fidel

beautiful film - Blame It on Fidel review by ED

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I thought this film was beautifully executed. The two child actors were brilliant. The colours, the music, the styling were all delightful. Obviously it deals with some difficult issues, but it is an interesting insight into another 'world', bits of which are familiar to me as a child of that era.

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nice film - Blame It on Fidel review by CP Customer

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Very good film, sensible and inteligent,nice to see the point of view from the little girl. Fantastic

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Incredible acting - Blame It on Fidel review by MH

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I'm not good with subtitles so found the film somewhat confusing. I couldn't get my head round who all the characters were - the relatives, the child carers, I even didn't always recognise the parents. My fault, not the film's, I'm just explaining why the stand-out attribute of the film for me were the child actors' performances. Nina Kervel-Bey was incredible, unbelievably good. I can't understand why she seems to have done nothing since. I watched it twice just to marvel at her acting. And Benjamin Feuillet, who is even younger, was amazing too, and so lovable.

If you watch movies because you appreciate fine acting, do watch this one.

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