The story is about a young french teenage bird, that have deep fantasies about fame and good looking men, but always in conflict with her poor waitressing mum in the burbs of paris. when mum has had it, she force cerise the girl on a plane to kyiev ukraina, where her ukranian father lives. the funny circumstance takes the little girl, who doesnt seak ukranian or russian, right into the ukrainian revolution, with the uproar at maidan square as the centerpoint of it all.
its a very nice film, made on pure willpower, its a sad story about a nations fight for freedom, its a funny film due to cultural clashes and language barrieres, and the archetypes of caracters are well depicted and enjoyable to follow and gave me some good laughs. and how they grow mega vegetables in the shadow of the crypt of chernobyl, where the radiation is like a fountain of youth makes this film iconic.
so if youre into french movies, this should not pass by unattended, its a recommend from the grumpy old man
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Cerise, a 14 year old french girl was sent away to her father, Fred, in Ukraine. She was sent away for terribly misbehaving in school. The story follows her time spent with Fred and the relationship she develops while in Ukraine. It is a coming of age story which took place during the Maidan rebellion in Ukraine. When she 1st arrive at the airport in Ukraine her father, Fred tried to hit on her not knowing that she was his own daughter. Fred is a butcher who works for the gangster owned slaughterhouse. While Fred is busy working, womanizing and getting drunk, Cerise developed a strong maternal relationship with Nina, Fred's caretaker. It is with Nina that Cerise experience the real world. Meanwhile in school, Mikita a local boy took interest in Cerise but she only has Kyril in her mind. When Fred got into trouble with his gangster owners Cerise has to summon every ounce of her courage to figure out a way to release her dad. The story ends with Cerise taking a flight back to France and promises to return back to her new found friends in Ukraine.
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