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. www.cinefiches.com
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
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.
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.
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