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Réalisé par Jonathan Glazer
États-Unis, Allemagne, 2004
Mystère, Drame


Dix ans après la mort de son premier mari Sean, Anna est prête à se marier une deuxième fois. A ce moment, un petit garçon de 10 ans interrompt ses plans. Il est amoureux fou d’Anna et prétend d’être la réincarnation de son mari décédé.

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Birth Réalisé par Jonathan Glazer

Prix & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

2004 | Competition

Golden Globes (USA)

2005 | Nominé : Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

2004 | 2e place : Best Music

Avis des critiques

I’m harping on this one shot [the opening shot] because, having now seen Birth three or four times, and having watched the opening moments of the film more times still, I’m fascinated by the durability of its effect.
January 01, 2007
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While it maintains this always delicate balance, Birth is not a “psychological” drama but a fascinatingly phenomenological one, its characters not merely having their conception of the world changed but actively changing it themselves. However, there lingers throughout the dread of the payoff, the dispiritingly final revelation about who Sean really is… Ultimately, and unfortunately, Birth is split in its loyalties. Even as it brilliantly employs one set of strategies, it remains pledged to another.
May 17, 2005
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  • film_lies101's rating of the film Birth

    It's downright criminal more people don't recognize what a masterpiece this is

  • paul oram's rating of the film Birth

    Well I just saw 'Under the skin', which, well, really gets under your skin. This film is no less brilliant, drawing you in. Unnerving, uncomfortable, controlled. The husband to be, loosing it during the recital is very powerful. Can a mere boy have caused this tirade? - in this directors hands, certainly. Kubriks sucessor? Perhaps.

  • Sandy Connell's rating of the film Birth

    If ever there was a film that depends on the emotional surrender of the audience, it's Birth. To give yourself over to this film is the greatest joy precisely because of the heartbreak that insues. Sometimes it's good to be manipulated and in this case Glazer has crafted a film that expertly demonstrates the power of cinema to manipulate its audience and, in so doing, reveal to them something typical of human nature.

  • ramosbarajas's rating of the film Birth

    One of the best-paced films I have ever seen. Everything flows perfectly from beginning to end, with faltering a bit towards the end , but no other conspicuous jumps. The writing and performances were equally as powerful, with Kidman being the standout without taking from the secondary actors. But I think the direction is the strongest element. Glazer's vision is masterfully achieved and augmented by Desplat's score.

  • Tigrão's rating of the film Birth

    Beautiful and haunting. Nicole is probably at her best.

  • Joe Bowman's rating of the film Birth

    If Showgirls was our culture’s collective whoopsidaisy of the 90s—by that, I mean the film critics and audiences both maligned only to realize how wrong they were years later—then Jonathan Glazer’s Birth is that of the Aughts. No film this daring, surprising, and brilliant should ever have a 33% on Rotten Tomatoes. And it’s easily in Nicole Kidman’s top 3 best performances... and Lauren Bacall plays her mother!

  • HKFanatic's rating of the film Birth

    One of the great love stories of the 21st century. Jonathan Glazer's "Birth" isn't afraid to go to some transgressive and uncomfortable places, nor does it shy away from the humor inherent in a little boy claiming to be the reincarnation of a well-to-do Manhattanite woman's dead husband. But Harris Savides' amber-and-gold hued cinematography and Alexandre Desplat's score crucially emphasize the tragedy of it all.

  • Juan Barquin's rating of the film Birth

    Birth is such an uncomfortably fascinating film that echoes Kubrick often times in the best of ways. Glazer and Savides kill with the look and feel of it all, deliver stupendous atmosphere to accompany a great story. Kidman's compelling performance broke my heart and overshadowed any minor gripes I might have come across (a couple of Desplat's pieces were a little inconsistent in the scheme of it all).

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