06th - 11th October 2016

The Edgehog heating up

Monday 06th October 2014 from 10h15 to 11h45
Salle 1 / Auditorium

Directed by
Marie-Hélène Baconnet
Written by
Marie-Hélène Baconnet
Produced by
© Ecomedia

Documentary, France, 2013, 52 min

In the park of Versailles, the awful Robespierre-the-hedgehog makes a great carnage of snails, predators of the royal vegetable garden. He would live happily in this environment if global warming did not disrupt his Eden. In the small world of snails of Versailles, it is said that the first members of the family have settled at the same time as Louis XIV, during the Little Ice Age. The cold covered the canals of ice while the hedgehogs were plunged in deep hibernation.

But with the global warming, Robespierre emerged from his nest tired because the temperature changes get him out too often from his hibernation. This spring, the female with which he is mated, will she succeed in raising their youngs? With the voice of Robespierre, this movie discovers the daily life and the long history of the hedgehog, a species threatened by a new danger: the climatic warming.


Debate with :

  • Gilbert Dubois
  • Marie-Hélène Baconnet, Director