Charly (2007) is a subtle story about a boy from the periphery in search of his identity and place in society. During his short journey, he meets a young woman who with her differentness and compassion fatefully intervenes in his complicated inner world and helps him to grow up. Charly is an honest, insightful and an realistic film with very few dialogues but with a remarkable range of emotions and a truly fantastic interpretation of the leading actors. It is, indisputably, a little gem of European cinema.

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