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Our Children (2012)
"À perdre la raison" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  30 May 2012 (Belgium)
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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
Stéphane Bissot ...
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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The official entry of Belgium to the Best Foreign Language Film at the 85th Academy Awards 2013. See more »

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References Rocky III (1982) See more »

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Femmes je vous aime
Lyrics by Jean-Loup Dabadie
Composed and performed by Julien Clerc
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Sung in the car by 'Emilie Dequenne'
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Amazing psychological (and social) drama
13 June 2013 | by (Bucharest, Romania) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie a few weeks ago and I wasn't quite sure if the impression it made on me at first would be the same with time. Now, as I still think it's a very intense one, I have to say the two actors, Niels Arestrup and Tahar Rahim, playing son and adoptive father, have already proved to be a wonderful choice in the 2009 "Un Prophète", and the actress- Emilie Dequenne, Rosetta of the Dardenne brothers- is amazing. Considering the delicate subject, she manages to express perfectly the depression and the anxieties of a hopeless mother that reaches such a horrible extreme. By the way, it has become more evident lately that this social problem should be looked into seriously, and it's enough to mention just one other recent movie about this- Maternity Blues. It's worth noticing that the character is not simply a person with mental issues, there are all kinds of pressures she is subject of. Besides the last scene, that is truly unforgettable, there are deeply emotional moments, like when she sings "femmes je vous aime" ( anthology level), or when she hugs her mother-in-law, as a symbol of women solidarity and support. Delicate approach and brilliant choices in directing. Oh, one last thing, when I turned on the TV and saw this- on tv5- I couldn't help watching it, although the movie is now in cinemas here, so I suggest the distribution should be better thought.


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