Based on the best selling debut novel of the same name by American author Jeffrey Eugenides , the film tells of the lives of five teenage sisters in a middle-class suburb of Detroit during the late s. After the youngest sister makes an initial attempt at suicide , her sisters are put under close scrutiny by their parents, eventually being confined to the home, which leads to their increasingly depressive and isolated behavior. Like the novel, the film is told from the perspective of a group of adolescent boys in the neighborhood who are fascinated by the girls. Shot in in Toronto, the film was director Sofia Coppola's debut feature. It features an original score by the French electronic band Air. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival , and received a limited theatrical release on April 21, in the United States, later expanding to a wide release in May
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The fictional story, which is set in Grosse Pointe, Michigan during the s, centers on the lives of five sisters, the Lisbon girls. The novel is written in first person plural from the perspective of an anonymous group of teenage boys who struggle to find an explanation for the Lisbons' deaths. Eugenides told 3am Magazine : "I think that if my name hadn't been Eugenides, people wouldn't have called the narrator a Greek chorus". As an ambulance arrives for the body of Mary Lisbon, a group of anonymous neighborhood boys recall the events leading up to her death. The father, Ronald, is a math teacher at the local high school.
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