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The Devils (2002)

Les diables (original title)
The siblings Joseph and Chloé are 12 and have just been placed on another children's home. For years they were on the same or separate homes or on the run together. Chloé is an autist. She ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Adèle Haenel ... Chloé
Vincent Rottiers ... Joseph
Rochdy Labidi Rochdy Labidi ... Karim
Jacques Bonnaffé ... Doran
Aurélia Petit Aurélia Petit ... La mère de Joseph
Galamelah Lagra Galamelah Lagra ... Djamel (as Galamelah Lagraa)
Dominique Reymond Dominique Reymond ... La directrice
Frédéric Pierrot ... L'homme de la maison
Danielle Ambry Danielle Ambry ... La femme de la maison
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Azouz Begag Azouz Begag
Omar Bekhaled Omar Bekhaled
Laurence Cormerais
Laurent Dallias Laurent Dallias ... Policeman
Amaury Delobre Amaury Delobre ... François
Khereddine Ennasri Khereddine Ennasri
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The siblings Joseph and Chloé are 12 and have just been placed on another children's home. For years they were on the same or separate homes or on the run together. Chloé is an autist. She does not talk, feels panic when touched, and eats only when told so. Joseph dearly loves her and firmly thinks she needs him. The child psychiatrist agrees that he has a very positive influence. Joseph dreams that Chloé will recover if they find their parents. The psychiatrist finds the mother. But she is also an autist. When the children were one year old she left them on the street just from an impulse. This is the first crack of Joseph's dream. The children escape from this home. When they are caught next time Chloé is send to a mental hospital. The same thing is about to happen to Joseph after a suicidal attempt in the police arrest. Because of his friendship with the gang leader lots of children liberate him on the way. With much violence they also liberate Chloé. Eventually Joseph will have ... Written by Max Scharnberg, Stockholm, Sweden

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France | Spain

Language:

French

Release Date:

11 September 2002 (France) See more »

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$52,047
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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UK Version: 12 seconds were cut in requirement with the Protection of Children Act 1978. See more »

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A great story about children's love, hate, dispair and hope.
5 September 2002 | by matthieu-beguelinSee all my reviews

I had a strange impression leaving the theater after "Les diables". I needed some hours to get back to reality. In some movies, you really have to convince yourself that the actors are really comedians, because they play in an amazing way.

This movie tell us about a little 12 years old boy, Joseph, who's trying to reach his parents' house with his autist sister, Chloe. Both are orpheans and Joseph is the only one who's able to manage his sister. They don't know where the house exactly is, but Chloe often makes a glass-mosaic representing the building. They will follow their path, purchased by cops and educating staff of different institutions.

I have to say that the rythme of the movie, the quality of the screenplay and, of course, the interpretation are all great, and left me the impression that, sometime, beauty is much more simple as what we believe.

A great and sober love movie, hope everybody will have the opportunity to see it.


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