"This adaptation of Olivier Bourdeaut's bestselling novel flirts between nutsy comedy and tragic drama, holding up thanks to the energy of the actors involved. Although realistic in nature, the story exudes an air of dreamy fable stamped with a ‘French’ sign that implies quality production values, visual aesthetics and decor. Watching it feels like we’re reading a children’s book, but it’s just a love story with traces of Jean Pierre Jeunet and Michel Gondry in an arguable celebration of life through death."

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