Holy Lola

Holy Lola

Holy Lola

  Nothing wish Cessac Dr. Pierre (Jacques Gamblin) and his wife Geraldine (Isabelle Carré), more than to finally have a child, but by biological means they can not be realized this dream. So they decide to adopt a child. Since the path is marked one couple’s consent to adoption in Europe of years of waiting and unbearable struggles with the authorities, the two decide to shorten the process a little, and to adopt a Cambodian child.

, But the journey to distant Phnom Penh proves to be fast as labyrinthine and very exhausting. At every step they meet fellow sufferers, other couples who are like them in search of a little bit of family security. But the more skilled among them also know that even in Cambodia, an adoption take months and sometimes devour huge amounts of money can corrupt. After a visit to the French Embassy to get a list of orphanages, but everywhere there is only the information for them, that there is currently no child for them. Because Pierre is a doctor, he is drawn more and more from other parents for advice and Cessacs seeing more and more that some of the children are sick, have hepatitis B or AIDS and that many of the “expectant” parents are crazy. Nevertheless, the two do not let up, and in fact they get after weeks of waiting and uncertainty, finally notice that now a little girl named Lola can be adopted. But now the guerrilla war begins with the Cambodian authorities ….

Bertrand Tavernier originally wanted to make a completely different film, because 1999 was the first novel, “Dans la nuit aussi le ciel” his daughter, Tiffany Tavernier appeared, a Paper on a maiden voyage to Calcutta, which gets no direct intention in the vicinity of Mother Teresa – an adventure story, a social drama and a modern Éducation sentimental. But Tiffany Tavernier rejects it, the project seems too difficult. But because she knew that her father was imprisoned by the idea of her book, she made the proposal on the history of Holy Lola and wrote the screenplay. Bertrand Tavernier was fascinated by the emotional weight of the substance and the real events and destinies, which is hidden behind it, but sometimes it seemed to him as if he had to make twelve films and not a single one.

Holy Lola a powerful and emotionally moving road movie about an unusual topic that illuminates the background of the adoption business, difficulties, hopes and mechanisms and provide each other without having to justify this or that position or to gloss over. The business of adoption is an industry like any other, which makes the film quickly becomes clear, an exchange of “human-produced cheap goods” from the Far East for hard Western currency. And yet feelings in the game, what the film a sometimes very moving, sometimes very hard film, which gives an excellent insight into a civil war is still drawn from the country.

Title: Holy Lola Country of production: France Year of production: 2004 Length: 128 (Min) of material: ( #) Prokino

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