GenreDrama Running time1h 30m Story byAnne Wiazemsky LanguageFrench
Release date15 November 2006 (2006-11-15) (France) Based onJe mappelle Elisabeth
by Anne Wiazemsky WriterJean-Pierre Ameris, Guillaume Laurant, Anne Wiazemsky (novel) CastAlba Gaia Kraghede Bellugi, Yolande Moreau, Stephane Freiss, Maria de Medeiros Similar moviesRelated Jean-Pierre Ameris movies
Call Me Elisabeth (French title: Je m'appelle Elisabeth) is a 2006 French drama film directed by Jean-Pierre Améris, and based on a novel written by Anne Wiazemsky.
Betty, ten years, is afraid of ghosts and dark corners. When her sister Agnes goes to boarding school, Betty finds herself alone with her parents Régis and Mado, and Rose, an almost silent housekeeper. Her father is the director of an asylum next to their house, separated only by a wall. A young patient, Yvon, escapes over the wall and hides in the family's garden, where Betty finds him. Moved by his fragility, Betty hides Yvon for several days in the hut bike garden. She tells him everything she has on her heart, determined to make him her best friend and confidant. Yvon barely communicates. Yet gradually a bond of trust, and then a kind of friendship develop between them.