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Tom et Lola

Tom et Lola
Neil Stubbs

Neil Stubbs

Screen Time: 90%
Role: Tom
Age: 8 years old
Mélodie Collin

Mélodie Collin

Screen Time: 90%
Role: Lola Vaillant
Age: 8 years old

 

Tom et Lola

1989
Tom and Lola
Rating: 8.5 (10 votes)
Directed: Bertrand Arthuys
Country: France
Language: French
Genre: Drama, Mystery
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098488

Summary

In this allegorical children's melodrama, nine-year old Tom and Lola (Neil Stubbs and Melodie Colin) have been kept in super-sanitary conditions all their lives, and have only rarely ventured outside their clinical environment wrapped in plastic. They have been told that they have a radical immune deficiency, and will die if exposed to a normal environment. Surreptitiously, they begin to test the truth of this assertion by escaping from supervision in the middle of the night, and discover that whatever their adult captors believe, they are just fine. One day they escape for good, to go to Alaska, where the sky is beautiful and the air is pure.

Movie Reviews

Bare buddies like bare fibers of our innerselves trying to escape and connect..., 5 February 2000

Author: MrYou from IMDb

This is a beautiful treat for visual enjoyment. The very simple idea of two "overhealed" or "overwatched" little souls wanting to rebel and discover and explore and travel and kiss and connect. Simple, but beautifully stripped for us to enjoy seeing something that we already know. It is like life breathing on you from the screen, the dream life.... Don't expect anything especially deep or revealing from it, just "Alaska, Tikera :)".... But you'll remember. Thanks to Bertrand Arthuys for this exceptional work....