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The Adopted

The Adopted
  • 2011
  • France
  • 100 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Melanie Laurent
  • Written by: Melanie Laurent, Morgan Perez, Christophe Deslandes
  • Cast: Marie Denarnaud, Denis Menochet, Melanie Laurent, Clementine Celarie
  • UK release: 17 February 2012

Marie (Denarnaud) and Lisa (Laurent) are sisters in contemporary Lyon whose relationship is disrupted when restaurant critic Max (Menochet) sweeps Marie off her feet. In her debut feature as director, Laurent aims for a fable-like atmosphere but the film hammers home its message and the most interesting character (Celarie) is underused.

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The Adopted

24 Jan 20122 stars

Quirky, saccharine directorial debut from French actress Melanie Laurent

(15) 100 mins Still only 28-years-old, French actress and musician Melanie Laurent makes her directorial debut with this offbeat family tale, which owes more to her recent performances in US indie Beginners and the sentimental melodrama The Concert…

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