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L' enfant

4 Ratings: 2.8
A movie directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne

A disturbing film about a young Belgian couple and their newborn child,L'Enfanttells a heartbreaking tale that is less about love than about the possibility of moral redemption. We quickly learn what kind of people Sonia and Bruno are. Sonia (Deborah … see full wiki

3 reviews about L' enfant
review by . September 12, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
The Dardenne brothers' latest film is another remarkable and powerful experiment in realism, that never lets up or backs off or lets you ease away your attention from the two troubled Belgian teenagers who have just become parents. What the film is really about, it seems to me, is the question of what that means. Sonia thinks it means they will "settle down" and Bruno will get a job and stop being a ringleader for younger boys engaged in petty theft. Bruno doesn't know what to think. It's just another …
review by . December 14, 2006
'L'enfant' quickly graps and keeps your interest. It has some purposely lingering moments that develop a tension in a European way that pauses to capture a face at a certain moment. (Which is not unlike Ingmar Bergman films in this sense.) Although what I like about 'L'enfant' is that it is disturbing, but unique. The unthinkable happens and the main protagonist doesn't have the moral capacity to absorb the significance of his actions. The movie is not unlike an urban 'Lord of the Flies' where the …
review by . August 28, 2006
The writing and directing team of Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne once again have created a film that is harsh, difficult to watch, and tremendously honest and recalcitrant to opt out for happy endings. These two artists manage to address strange issues, play them as realistic as feasible and them allow the audience reaction to complete the tale.    Bruno (Jérémie Renier) and Sonia (Déborah François) are two teenage drifters who have just given birth to a baby nine days …
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