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/10
523 Ratings

Custody

Jusqu'à la garde

Directed by Xavier Legrand
France, 2017
Drama

Synopsis

The Besson couple divorce. To protect her son from a father she accuses of violence, Miriam asks for exclusive custody, but the father says his son has been turned against him. The judge, unsure, grants a shared custody. Julien, a hostage between his parents, will do everything to prevent the worst.

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Custody Directed by Xavier Legrand

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

2017 | 2 wins including: Silver Lion - Best Director

San Sebastián International Film Festival

2017 | Winner: Audience Award (European Film)

As in Everything, Legrand establishes a sense of nervous tension at the start and ratchets it up until the suspense becomes almost painful.
August 23, 2018
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Each scene is brisk, purposefully demoralizing, and structured with precise points of view.
June 22, 2018
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If it’s never really occurred to you before what a strange word “custody” is, and how its two meanings — guardianship and imprisonment — are complementary yet also inherently at odds, be prepared to spend 90 gripping minutes constantly turning that over in your mind during Xavier Legrand’s tense, terrifying film of that title.
September 25, 2017
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