I must start by saying: Thank you for making such a good movie. It is all about a women caught up in a faith that she really couldn’t help. One could think she was naive to get into this mess, but she was anything but naive. This is indeed a story about a women, a girl, who is all but a victim according to some American norms of a stupid blonde in some parody movies like Scream or something like that. This is a story about a strong, smart, intelligent women, not just mentally strong, but also intelligent. She is fast and rapid and really understands her environment fully. The story is complete and well done, as many French movies are. It is a story about someone framing you for something you haven’t done.
So I give this movie a strong four out of five big stars. I seldom give five stars, only a few movies over the years have gotten five from me. Solens rike (Empire of the sun) by Steven Spielberg is such a movie that I give five to, just so you understand what I think is a good movie.
If you feel like seeing a thriller with action, realistic portraits of people and women, then this is the movie for you. Lay all the blonde comments back into the closet and enjoy a smart, intelligent women that is woven into a strange reality. The main characters are played by Eric Cantona and Karine Vanesse. Katrine Vanesse makes a good performance of this strong and intelligent women.
All alone Sweden wants to exile a 2 year old Algerian girl to France. She was beaten and abandoned 20 days old by her mother, that was a citizen of France, but Algerian.
Well, the Swedish regulations say that the girl can be provided for in France and so on. Of course they can, but is it in the girls benefit? I happen to know it is not. During the first 6 years the personality is developing and it would be better for her to live in one steady place during those years. Even better until she was grown up. Also during the first 2,5 years of age the speech center is developing. If you interrupt the speech process the child is more likely to have language difficulties. The speech is developing during the ages 6 months old to 2,5 years old. During this period the language should not be interrupted. If it is there will be problems with language. This has been shown by statistics. The speech is interrupted if language is changed during this period. Kids with no interruption learn the new language on top of the other with less problems.
So in all senses it is wrong to change until she turns 2,5 years of age. However the personality is still being layed until she is 6 years old and growing up in a home is better than in a group home. I think that she should stay. She can try to reunite with her mother later on. Her mother can also try to contact her even before that. The French and Swedish authorities just need to corporate for the child.
The child convention says that you should do what is best for the child. Breaking her from her safe place now is not in the best interest of the child. However later on it might be. A child should grow up where it has it´s rots is also one aspect. Since she is French citizen she should be with French, but I really think she is Algerian. So her native is Algerian and that is her inheritance. This is something that is always considered before a child is adopted internationally. So it should be in this case too. The childs best should be in her interest. The government should not move her now. They should let her stay so she is safe, until her language is developed, as well as her personality.
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