With a Little Help from Myself

Friday, March 6, 2009

Sonia (Felicite Wouassi), an African immigrant struggling to get by in a Paris housing project, conspires with her elderly white neighbor Robert (Claude Rich) to hide the body of Sonia’s husband and keep receiving the dead man’s pension. Thus begins an unlikely relationship between members of two of contemporary France’s most marginalized groups, immigrants and the elderly, in this dark and pointed social satire. Wouassi, winner of the Best Actress Award at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival, is a major discovery.

  • Country France
  • Language In French with English subtitles
  • Running Time 94 minutes minutes
  • Director Francois Dupeyron
  • Cast Felicite Wouassi