Élisa (film)


Film poster
Directed by Jean Becker
Produced by Henri Brichetti
Christian Fechner
Written by Jean Becker
Fabrice Carazo
Starring Vanessa Paradis
Gérard Depardieu
Clotilde Courau
Sekkou Sall
Florence Thomassin
Firmine Richard
Olivier Saladin
Philippe Duquesne
Music by Michel Colombier
Serge Gainsbourg
Zbigniew Preisner
Cinematography Étienne Becker
Edited by Jacques Witta
Distributed by Gaumont Buena Vista International
Release dates
  • 1 February 1995 (1995-02-01)
Running time
115 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget $11.1 million
Box office $18.5 million[1]

Élisa is a French drama film directed by Jean Becker and starring Gérard Depardieu, Vanessa Paradis, Firmine Richard and Florence Thomassin. It was released in 1995.


Marie is a teenage girl living a semi-criminal life on the streets of Paris with her friends. Her mother, Élisa, suffering from a deep depression, tried to kill little Marie when she was very young and subsequently committed suicide, while her father has never been part of her life. One day she decides to take revenge on her father for not helping her when she lost her mother. But when she finds him she realises that she cannot kill her own father, at least not before he has had the chance to explain.



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