Don’t Worry, I’m Fine – Je vais bien, ne t’en fais pas

Movie poster for Don't Worry, I'm Fine - Je vais bien, ne t'en fais pas“Don’t Worry, I’m Fine” (Original title “Je vais bien, ne t’en fais pas” (2006)) is a strong yet quiet drama about a nineteen year old girl, Lili, who’s life falls into turmoil after her brother, Loic, disappears.

Lili’s father and brother had an argument the evening her brother disappeared, which makes her in turn angry at her father whom she gives part of the blame. “Don’t Worry, I’m Fine” is an “emotional thriller”. The mystery of what happened to Lili’s brother Loic is not revealed until the end, but the real story is about Lili’s reaction to her brother’s disappearance. She is completely obsessed with finding out what happened to him, playing detective. The disappearance, the loss, takes complete control of her. 

The film shows how strong the bonds between siblings, and within families, can be. Although the film has tragic moments, it also shows how Lili manages to fall in love and move on with her life, once she let’s go of her lost brother. Lili is played by Melanie Laurent, one of the rising stars of International cinema. Now known to a wider audience following her role in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglorious Basterds”.

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About Marcus Clearspring

Writing fiction and developing a literacy teaching app. http://marcusclearspring.com/
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