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R| 1 hr. 35 min.

Plot Summary
After giving birth, teenage Sonia (Déborah François) returns home to find that her boyfriend, irresponsible petty criminal Bruno (Jérémie Segard), has sublet their apartment. Sonia tracks Bruno down on the street, and after the couple spends the night together, they decide to start a new life with the baby. But the next morning, Bruno sells their child for cash, sending Sonia into shock. Shaken by her decision to press charges against him, Bruno sets out to retrieve the baby.

Cast: Jérémie Renier , Déborah François , Jérémie Segard , Fabrizio Rongione , Olivier Gourmet , Stéphane Bissot , Mireille Bailly , Anne Gerard

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne , Luc Dardenne

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

L'Enfant (2005)

Release Date: March 24th, 2006|1 hr. 35 min.

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  • Renier and Francois give deeply affecting performances that help soften the film's harsh blows. But only in the compassionate eye of the Dardennes do these three children achieve a state of grace. show more

  • For all the squalor and extremely upsetting subject matter, you can't take your eyes off the screen. show more

  • Astonishingly vivid. The illusion of reality is so nearly complete in this magnificent French-language film by the Belgian filmmakers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne that the screen becomes a perfectly transparent window on lives hanging in the balance. show more

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