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3.4
353 Ratings

Our Children

À perdre la raison

Directed by Joachim Lafosse
Belgium, Luxembourg, 2012
Drama
  • French
  • English

Synopsis

Like millions of other couples, Mounir and Murielle fall in love. Like millions of other couples, Mounir and Murielle have children. But unlike them, they accept to give up their autonomy by agreeing to live with Mounir’s well off adoptive father.

Our take

Belgian auteur Joachim Lafosse directs this tragedy—based off of actual events—regarding the oppressive powers of familial bonds. Lead actress Émilie Dequenne deservedly took home the Un Certain Regard award for Best Actress from the Cannes Film Festival for her revelatory, bereaved turn. Riveting.

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Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2012 | Winner: Un Certain Regard - Best Actress

São Paulo International Film Festival

2012 | Honorable Mention: Critics' Award

César Awards

2013 | Nominee: Best Foreign Film

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