My Life as a Zucchini

  • April 21, 2018 / 14:00
  • April 22, 2018 / 16:00

Directors: Claude Barras, Michael Sinterniklaas
Cast: Gaspard Schlatter, Sixtine Murat, Paulin Jaccoud, Michel Vuillermoz
Switzerland, France, 2014, 66', color, French with Turkish subtitles
 

Courgette is an intriguing nickname for a 9-year-old boy. Although his unique story is surprisingly universal. After his mother’s sudden death, Courgette is befriended by a kind police officer, Raymond, who accompanies Courgette to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. Courgette struggles at first to find his place in this strange, at times hostile, environment. Yet with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, Courgette eventually learns to trust, find true love and at last a new family of his own.

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My Life as a Zucchini

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Trailer

My Life as a Zucchini

Symbols

Symbols

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