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L'Enfant (The Child)

L'Enfant (The Child)
  • 2005
  • Belgium/France
  • 95 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
  • Written by: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
  • Cast: Jérémie Renier, Déborah François
  • Language: French
  • Website: www.sonyclassics.com/thechild/

Eighteen-year-old Sonia (François) returns from hospital with her new-born son Jimmy, only to find that her flat has been sub-let by her petty thief boyfriend Bruno (Renier). When a 'fence' tells him that people pay good money for babies to be illegally adopted, he impulsively decides to sell his own offspring, triggering a fateful chain of events. Another impressively unsentimental yet compassionate account by the Dardenne brothers of life amongst young have-nots in the anonymous Belgian industrial town of Seraing.

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