DVD Review: 'The Giants'

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★★★☆☆ Currently gracing the silver screen with his turn as the morally dubious Martial in Jacques Audiard's powerful melodrama Rust and Bone (2012), Bouli Lanners' latest directorial outing arrives on the small screen via its DVD release. The Giants (Les Géants, 2011) is a meandering tale of one long summer in the adolescent life of three neglected boys. Surviving on the edges of society amongst the lush greenery of Belgium, this is akin to a childhood tale of summer days seen through the grittier lens of Lanners' countrymen, the Dardenne brothers, as Seth (Martin Nissen) and younger brother Zak (Zacherie Chasseriaud) spend the long vacation in the house of their late grandfather.

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