L'Enfant (The Child)

    Genre
    Drama, Romance, Crime
  • Runtime
    95 mins
  • Release Date
    2006
  • Countries
    Belgium, France
  • Languages
    French

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

"Those masters of small-scale realism, Belgian brothers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, have created yet another beautifully acted, exquisitely observed morality tale," raves Variety. The Dardennes (TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT; THE KID WITH A BIKE) deliver a brilliant portrait of a young couple, Bruno and Sonia, living off her benefit and the thefts committed by his gang, who have a new source of money: their newborn son. L'ENFANT (THE CHILD) won the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or, and stars Jérémie Renier (IN BRUGES) and Déborah François (POPULAIRE).
DIRECTED BY:
Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
WRITTEN BY:
Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
CAST INCLUDES:
Jeremie Renier, Deborah Francois, Jeremie Segard, Fabrizio Rongione, Olivier Gourmet

SYNOPSIS

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.

L'Enfant (The Child)

    Genre
    Drama, Romance, Crime
  • Runtime
    95 mins
  • Release Date
    2006
  • Countries
    Belgium, France
  • Languages
    French
DIRECTED BY
Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
WRITTEN BY
Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
CAST INCLUDES
Jeremie Renier, Deborah Francois, Jeremie Segard, Fabrizio Rongione, Olivier Gourmet
"Those masters of small-scale realism, Belgian brothers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, have created yet another beautifully acted, exquisitely observed morality tale," raves Variety. The Dardennes (TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT; THE KID WITH A BIKE) deliver a brilliant portrait of a young couple, Bruno and Sonia, living off her benefit and the thefts committed by his gang, who have a new source of money: their newborn son. L'ENFANT (THE CHILD) won the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or, and stars Jérémie Renier (IN BRUGES) and Déborah François (POPULAIRE).

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.