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3.5
312 Ratings

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane

Directed by Nicolas Gessner
France, United States, 1976
Drama, Horror, Thriller

Synopsis

The plot focuses on thirteen-year-old Rynn Jacobs (Foster), a mysterious child whose dark secrets concerning her absent poet father are prodded by various nosy villagers in a small town on Long Island, NY.

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The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane Directed by Nicolas Gessner
By taking Rynn’s plight seriously, director Nicolas Gessner imparts emotional honesty to a film that may otherwise appear a campy mid-’70s curio.
October 27, 2018
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The overall scenario of the film, although far-fetched, is complex and rather ingenious, each piece of the puzzle neatly falling into place through exposition.
August 22, 2018
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The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane was one of five Foster vehicles released in ‘76, including Taxi Driver. No match for Scorsese’s, Gessner’s film may be for Foster completists only. But the intensity of her dead-eyed stare as the final credits scroll across her face reminds us of her preternatural ability, as a kid and beyond, to transform even the most negligible movie or scene into an event.
May 10, 2016
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