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À perdre la raison (2012)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Claire Bodson ...
La femme policier hopital
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Jean-Charles Hautera ...
Professeur Maryns
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Françoise
Daniel Feis ...
Le pianiste
Baya Belal ...
Rachida
Mounia Raoui ...
Fatima
Redouane Behache ...
Samir
Joé Michels ...
Jade (nouveau-né)
Eléa Gillard ...
Jade (3 mois)
Charlie Hoscheck ...
Jade (3 mois)
Lisa Murcia ...
Jade (1 an 1 / 2)
Gabin Lard ...
Sohane (nouveau-né)
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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, Doctor André Pinget. On the material level, all is well. But a house is not a home, and Murielle feels more and more stifled... Written by Guy Bellinger

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30 May 2012 (Belgium)  »

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The official entry of Belgium to the Best Foreign Language Film at the 85th Academy Awards 2013. See more »

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Shallow
22 September 2013 | by (France) – See all my reviews

A Perdre La Raison starts badly because within the first moments, Joachim Lafosse chose to reveal the final outcome: 4 little coffins, what's more white, one quickly can connect the dots which completely annihilates the element of surprise and ruins part of the interest of the movie, which anyway remains minimal.

Indeed, we're dealing with a superficial script, that raises a lot of questions but only offers a few answers which is very frustrating. One has trouble grasping the stakes and understanding the motivations because under the guise of suggesting, the movie never gets deeper on anything. The plot is very, very limited the dramatic resources are almost nonexistent and the lack of dialogues is as heavy as the atmosphere prevailing within this distinctive family, to say the least.

The character of André, quite intriguing and very well embodied by the ageless Niels Arestrup, is the only thing to remember.


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