In the Bélier family, sixteen-year-old Paula is an indispensable interpreter for her deaf parents and brother on a daily basis, especially in the running of the family farm. One day, a music teacher discovers her gift for singing and encourages Paula to participate in a prestigious singing contest in Paris, which will secure her a good career and a college degree. However, this decision would mean leaving her family and taking her first steps towards adulthood.
The song "Je vole" was written by Michel Sardou as a kind of suicide note of a teenager [as he explained in his autobiography]. In the movie the lyrics were slightly changed (except the refrain) to fit to the theme of the movie, which is leaving home for a career, not suicide
Luca Gelberg (Quentin Belier) is, in fact a deaf person
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