This French coming-of-age drama revolves around the lives of two residents of a Paris apartment block: precocious Paloma, an 11year old bent on finding a way out of her cold bourgeois life, and unsociable concierge Renée. Freely adapted from the international best-seller The Elegance of the Hedgehog, and starring Josiane Balasco, one of the most accomplished screen comediennes in France, The Hedgehog is a sophisticated and touching comedy. Starring: Josiane Balasko and Garance Le Guillermic. Director: Mona Achache. Runtime: 1 hour 40 mins. 2009 France/Italy. French with English subtitles.