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L'enfant (2005)  link to L'enfant on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

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IMDb Rating:
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7.5/10 (14574 votes)

Also known as: The Child

Country: French, 95 minutes

Spoken Languages: French

Genre(s): Drama, Crime, Romance

Director(s): Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

Cast: Jérémie Renier (as Bruno), Déborah François (as Sonia), Fabrizio Rongione (as Jeune Bandit), Olivier Gourmet (as Policier en civil), Jérémie Segard (as Steve)

Medium: Original DVD,

Subtitles: English, French

Plot Outline: Young, unmarried couple Sonia and Bruno have just had a son, who Sonia names Jimmy. Bruno, who did not visit her while she was in the hospital, scoffs at the notion of what he considers traditional employment, instead eking out a living primarily on petty crimes committed with his fourteen year old associate, Steve. He even sublets Sonia's small apartment while she is in the hospital, he sleeping either in the homeless shelter or squatting in what he calls his "shack" down by the river. On the day after Sonia gets out of the hospital, she allows Bruno to take Jimmy for a walk while she stands in line for her benefits. On that walk, Bruno makes the unilateral decision to sell Jimmy to a black market adoption agency. Upon finding out what Bruno has done, Sonia has a breakdown and falls unconscious. Fearing that Sonia will turn him over to the police when she regains consciousness, Bruno tries to get Jimmy back while he leaves Sonia in the hospital in her unconscious state. But Bruno ...

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 1.66:1

Apr 26, 2017