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L'Enfant (The Child)

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L'Enfant (The Child)

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
100 minutes
Limited Release Date:
03/24/06
performer:
Deborah Francois, Jeremie Renier, Fabrizio Rongione
director:
Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
distributor:
Sony Pictures Classics
genre:
Foreign Language, Drama

We gave it a B

The latest from the Dardenne brothers is an attempt at a spiritual journey in the austere yet heightened mode of Robert Bresson. A loutish young thief (Jérémie Renier) sells his infant son, setting off a chain of events that becomes his punishment — and redemption. Stark and fascinating, but it makes catharsis look easy.