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L'enfant (2005)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Romance  |  14 September 2005 (Belgium)
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Bruno and Sonia, a young couple living off her benefit and the thefts committed by his gang, have a new source of money: their newborn son.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Bruno
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Sonia
Jérémie Segard ...
Steve
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Jeune Bandit
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Policier en civil
Anne Gerard ...
Commerçante (as Anne Gérard)
Bernard Marbaix ...
Commerçant
Jean-Claude Boniverd ...
Le Policier en civil
Frédéric Bodson ...
Bandit plus âgé
Marie-Rose Roland ...
Une infirmière
Leon Michaux ...
Policier Commissariat (as Léon Michaux)
Delphine Tomson ...
La fille aux cheveux rouges
Stéphane Marsin ...
Jeune Homme
Samuel De Ryck ...
Thomas
François Olivier ...
Remy
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Storyline

Young, unmarried couple Sonia and Bruno have just had a son, who Sonia names Jimmy. Bruno, who did not visit her while she was in the hospital, scoffs at the notion of what he considers traditional employment, instead eking out a living primarily on petty crimes committed with his fourteen year old associate, Steve. He even sublets Sonia's small apartment while she is in the hospital, he sleeping either in the homeless shelter or squatting in what he calls his "shack" down by the river. On the day after Sonia gets out of the hospital, she allows Bruno to take Jimmy for a walk while she stands in line for her benefits. On that walk, Bruno makes the unilateral decision to sell Jimmy to a black market adoption agency. Upon finding out what Bruno has done, Sonia has a breakdown and falls unconscious. Fearing that Sonia will turn him over to the police when she regains consciousness, Bruno tries to get Jimmy back while he leaves Sonia in the hospital in her unconscious state. But Bruno ... Written by Huggo

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for brief language | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$44,537 (USA) (24 March 2006)

Gross:

$651,234 (USA) (28 July 2006)
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Jimmy is played by 40 different babies. See more »

Quotes

Bruno: Did you fart?
Thomas: No.
[Bruno laughs, walks away smelling something in the air]
Thomas: Must be the school's food.
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hell yeah
11 November 2005 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

I liked this movie a lot. First I think the camera-work was great and even at some moments I couldn't understand how he managed to take the shot in such a way. Second, The directors did I good job too, they deserve even more credit then the actors. Most actors can't act if the director isn't that good. Third, the story wasn't predictable at all Fourth, the scriptwriter and directors didn't choose the easy way of drama and didn't squeezed all the drama out of every scene like most Hollywood directors do. Instead of creating drama by known tricks they created it in a more original way This is one of the best movies I saw this year. go see it and think about it. Because Hollywood is brainwashing us. I saw so many American movies that I had difficulties watching other movies. Hollywood made me stupid. I had to start over, and forget everything about films I knew. Now I have much more fun and I feel a lot better after seeing a movie that was made by an author and not a moneymaker!


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