L'Enfant Poster

Release Date: 2005

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

Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Les Films du Fleuve

Keywords: Suspenseful, Moving, Hospital, Pursuit, Transformation, Police station, 2000s, Girlfriend

Ratings & Reviews

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  • L'Enfant begins with the birth of a child, but its real concern is the moral rebirth of a man. show more

  • The film clearly wishes to explore the topic of children having children, but it only inspires a great desire to smack them both. 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.

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Winner Bästa utländska film
Guldbagge Award (2006)