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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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Christophe Ruggia
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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 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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French

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11 September 2002 (France) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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The kids are terrific
6 May 2012 | by billcr12See all my reviews

Joseph(Vincent Rottiers) is constantly running away from one children's home to the next with his non verbal, autistic sister, Chloe(Adele Haenel) who cannot stand to be touched by anyone. Only her brother is able to reach her, and she follows him as would a trained dog. With every escape the pair search for their childhood house, with false memories of a normal home life. They were actually abandoned by their mother at an early age.

The two are caught once again and Chloe begins to improve with the help of a caring worker at the facility they are living at. Joseph resents the fact that his sister no longer needs him and becomes a thief and hooks up with Karim, another troubled boy.

The three children make another getaway and find a house Chloe believes is their childhood residence. They rob the place and Joey burns it down, leading to more problems with the law, which are dealt with in an interesting manner. Les Diables is depressing but very realistic, and the two leads are extremely talented. They alone, are worth the price of admission.


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