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Claude Barras

My Life as a Zucchini


After losing his mother, a young boy is sent to a foster home with other orphans his age where he begins to learn the meaning of trust and true love.

  • Director: Claude Barras
  • Main Cast: Gaspard Schlatter, Sixtine Murat, Paulin Jaccoud
  • Soundtrack: Sophie Hunger
  • Cinematography: David Toutevoix
  • Screenplay: Céline Sciamma

Original title in France is Ma vie de Courgette.

  • Cinema Premiere: January 21, 2017

What do the critics think?


4 reviews of My Life as a Zucchini (2016)

  • 1. Göteborgs-Posten
    10 / 10

    The turning points are many, the portraits of the children nuanced and heartbreaking, and the story is filled with both darkness and hope. Here there is love and hate and everything in between. - Maria Domellöf-Wik

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  • 2. Svenska Dagbladet
    10 / 10

    Rarely have I seen a film as beautifully animated as the Swiss Oscar submission "My Life as a Zucchini", about social inheritance and life in orphanages. - Jon Asp

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  • 3. Moviezine
    8 / 10

    "My Life as a Zucchini" is one of the strongest children's films of the year that manages to be both beautiful, gripping, thoughtful and entertaining at the same time. - Andreas Samuelson

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  • 4. Aftonbladet
    8 / 10

    "My Life as a Zucchini" touches on heavy and difficult matters - but does so without scaring, and entirely from a child's perspective. - Emma Gray Munthe

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World-Wide Box Office Revenue

Box Office

My Life as a Zucchini has earned a total of 5 873 157 dollars from cinemas across the world (the global box office).