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L'Enfant, 2005

L'Enfant
Written by: Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Language:  French
Country:  Belgium, France
Runtime:  95 min
MPAA Rating:  R
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L'Enfant can be described as bleak, tense, and gloomy. The plot revolves around being down on your luck, redemption, and family problems. The main genres are drama and foreign. In terms of style, L'Enfant features realism. In approach, it is serious and realistic. The storytelling is slow paced. L'Enfant is set, at least in part, in a small town. It is located in Belgium. It takes place in contemporary times. L'Enfant has received attention for being a Cannes festival winner and critically acclaimed. Note that it involves profanity and violent content.

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Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne present another uncompromising, emotionally devastating depiction of human... more

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Language: French
Country: Belgium, France
Release date: 27 October 2005
Runtime: 95 min

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Jérémie Rénier Jérémie Rénier As Bruno
Deborah Francois Deborah Francois As Sonia
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Throughout this raw, often brilliant drama, the Dardennes refuse to judge these deeply flawed characters. They instead maintain a moral objectivity that ultimately leaves room for the possibility of redemption, no matter how dire the sins committed.
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by: Ken Fox
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The Belgian directing brothers deal with themes they have made their own: the difficulty of being moral in an amoral world and the grinding, unforgiving nature of reality for those forced by poverty to live on the margins of society. These are not...
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