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3.8
2,574 Ratings

L'enfant

Belgium, France, 2005
Drama, Thriller

Synopsis

A dispossessed young couple living in a bleak industrial Belgian town live off unemployment benefits, panhandling and petty theft. Their lives change forever when they have a baby. The father learns how one avaricious decision can affect the lives of everyone in his orbit.

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L'enfant Directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

Critics reviews

The movie’s final scene, with its deliberate nod to the Robert Bresson classic Pickpocket, is a bit disappointing, but nobody could accuse the brothers of Bresson’s lofty detachment. Their achievement here is both formidable and intensely moving: Without resorting to any sort of “Eureka!” moment, they depict, in the most self-interested of hearts, the first intimation that it’s possible to do wrong.
March 24, 2006
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