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The Child ( L'Enfant )

Sofia and her boyfriend Bruno are two irresponsible teens living on the bottom rung of the social ladder. When Sofia falls pregnant and gives birth to their unplanned child, she comes out of the hospital keen to show Bruno their new baby, but he is completely indifferent - until he realises there could be some money in it for him. Acclaimed Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne continue in the tradition of their searing 'The Promise', winning the Golden Palm at Cannes with this superb character-driven drama.

Year: 2005
Genre: Drama, Foreign Language Films, Dutch & Belgian Cinema, Cannes - Palme d'Or, Film Festivals 2006, Dysfunctional Families
Country: Belgium, France
Director: Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Starring: Jeremie Renier, Deborah Francois, Jeremie Segard, Fabrizio Rongione, Olivier Gourmet
Duration: 92 Minutes
Rating: R13 - Contains violence.
Subtitles: Yes
4.2/10
Location in store: Foreign (Netherlands & Belgium)

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