Petits Freres (1999)
From director Jacques Doillon ("Ponette") comes an affecting look at children adrift on the outskirts of Paris. After weary 13-year-old Talia runs away from her abusive stepfather, she befriends Ilies, a treacherous urchin who promptly steals her beloved pit bull to sell into dogfighting. The resulting search for the pet by Talia and her gang of "little fellas" leads to an innocence-shattering lesson about the uncertainty of friendship. Stephanie Touly, Ilies Sefraoui, Gerald Dantsoff star. 92 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: French Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English. In French with English subtitles.