Murielle and Mounir love each other passionately. Since childhood, the Murielle lives with Dr. Pinget, which has afforded Mounir an easy (material) life. When Mounir and Murielle decide to marry and have children, the dependence of the torque to the doctor becomes excessive.
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Intelligent writing, well formed characters and mature execution all add considerable weight to this uneasy and topical study of infanticide within a complex family unit. It's wonderful to see Arestrup and Rahir back together again in vastly different roles to Un Prophete. Some of the Moroccan actors are a little less convincing but this is well worth a watch. Recommended 4 stars
I decided to dive into the film not knowing anything about the story or subject matter. A worthwhile watch; great performances from the entire cast and overall a good film that sensitively observes the complexities of relationships and a very strange situation.
A very sad if predictable ending . Do mixed marriages really work especially against a background of "sham" marriages performed to gain a "Right to Remain"? There seemed to be an underlying theme of the Islamic demeaning of women into mere beast of burden.The actor playing Dr Pinget I remember from his performance as the criminal boss in "The Prophet" .I remember the incredible fact that Brussels is now 40% Muslim.
This is an amazing film but NOT a 'family film'. If any kids watch this they will probably be traumatised for life! It's a harrowing watch, based on a true story. It has the intensity of a Greek tragedy within a modern domestic setting where the combination of 'fatal flaws' is lethal. Direction, acting, script superb.
De toute évidence, on évoquera d'emblée la solide prestation du trio, Niels Arestrup / Tahar Rahim / Emilie Dequenne, avec une mention particulière pour cette dernière, dans sa délicate et nuancée interprétation d'une femme intense et fragile, débordée par l'affection, le journalier, la dépendance, sans cesse au bord de l'effondrement et de la brisure.
Harrowing. Feels similar in tone to a Haneke film, particularly in the domestic violence themes. Leads up with well done power struggles and sense of impending doom to an absolutely killer ending. Not a film I would suggest to anyone (for fear of being seen as a sociopath) but worth watching. Puts me off having kids