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The films Vivre Sa Vie My Life to Live and Emporte-Moi Set Me Free are very similar when looking at the two main characters of the films Nana and Hanna However the events and people surrounding the characters are different to catch these similarities and differences throughout the second film Emporte-Moi it is imperative that the first film Vivre Sa Vie has been seen The similarity is sprung when Hanna watches Vivre Sa Vie for the first time Almost instantly she idolizes the main character Nana and it is then that Hannas life begins to parallel Nanas Both are on a search for their own identity separate from the outside forces that are trying to control them In the film Emporte-Moi Hanna comes from a difficult household where her parents seem to love each other but seem hate each other just as much if not more Hannas father an unpublished poet with no other work and cannot find a way to show his family love Instead he is very controlling of his family He forces Hanna to cut her hair short like a boys He makes his wife type his works at night Her mother is over worked working a seamstress during the day and a typist at night for Hannas father While at the same time she is very depressed and makes many suicide attempts she is not there for Hanna either Neither of Hannas parents is there to guide her at a time where she is a difficult age of 13 and becoming a woman This is why Hanna begins to look other places for guidance in her life Through her idolization of Nana an idolization of her teacher is sprung Hanna also associates her teacher with Nana when she sees her teacher smoking the way Nana did in the movie Hanna tries develop a special relationship with her teacher Thus Hanna begins to look at Nana as well as to her teacher
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