Bu denli hassas ve zor bir konuyu yine oldukça sade bir üslupla, doğallık içinde anlatmış Dardenne kardeşler. Dolandırmadan anlatıyor kendini film, oyalamadan. Akıp gidiyor hikaye, bizde intikam duygusuna dair farklı bakış açıları bırakarak. Bir oğul kaybeden Oliver, onu kaybetmesine sebep olan başka bir 'oğul' kazanıyor. Önyargısız olmak, tanımaya çalışmak ne çok şey kazandırıyor insana.
A really strong story, in this this film morality and human values are questioned. The story is build in the relationship between a lonely and divorced carpentry teacher (who works in a rehabilitation center to juvenile delinquents) and his new student, who is the killer of his only son. Dardenne Brothers are the masters of social realism.
Big use of the camera then suspense at maximum!I couldn't help thinking what was passing in Olivier's mind,if he was just wanting to know better his son's murderer,and what he would do with him.A confusing relation between a father and a boy unknown, initially, that are approached by a trade. What could he do with this boy when he find out the real person that is this apprentice?There is no place for rules there.