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Bruno and Sonia, a young couple living off her benefit and the thefts committed by his gang, have a new source of money: their newborn son.

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Bruno
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Sonia
Jérémie Segard ...
Steve
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Jeune Bandit
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Policier en civil
Anne Gerard ...
Commerçante (as Anne Gérard)
Bernard Marbaix ...
Commerçant
Jean-Claude Boniverd ...
Le Policier en civil
Frédéric Bodson ...
Bandit plus âgé
Marie-Rose Roland ...
Une infirmière
Leon Michaux ...
Policier Commissariat (as Léon Michaux)
Delphine Tomson ...
La fille aux cheveux rouges
Stéphane Marsin ...
Jeune Homme
Samuel De Ryck ...
Thomas
François Olivier ...
Remy
Hicham Tiberkanine ...
Abdel
Hachemi Haddad ...
La concierge du toit
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La receleuse
Cécile Boland ...
La vendeuse landau
Annette Closset ...
Infirmière ONE
Alao Kasongo ...
Receptionniste Hôpital
Mireille Bailly ...
Mère Bruno
Jean-Michel Balthazar ...
Le Barman
Philippe Jeusette ...
Le receleur show-room
Salvatore Elliséo ...
L'employé communal (as Salvatore Eliséo)
Carl Jadot ...
Ami mère Bruno
Olindo Bolzan ...
Commerçant bis
Sophia Leboutte ...
L'Inspectrice
Bernard Garant ...
Le professeur
Bernard Geurde ...
Le médecin
Claudy Delfosse ...
Le poursuivant
Clément Bouchard ...
Jimmy
Noah Brisy ...
Jimmy
Dorian Cypers ...
Jimmy
Jérémy Dal Farro ...
Jimmy (as Jérémy Dal Farra)
Saskia De Zassetsky ...
Jimmy
Victor Debon ...
Jimmy (as Victor Debor)
Julien de Keuster ...
Jimmy (as Julien De Keuster)
Benjamen Di Prima ...
Jimmy
Amandine Gabryl ...
Jimmy
Océane Goffin ...
Jimmy
Denis Gochel ...
Jimmy
Elea Landrin ...
Jimmy
Maël Lebon ...
Jimmy
Mabille Lechantre ...
Jimmy (as Maëlle Lechantre)
Aurélien Martin ...
Jimmy
Yan Muraille ...
Jimmy
Guillaume Neycken ...
Jimmy
Renaud Pirotte ...
Jimmy
Bastien Stasse ...
Jimmy
Natacha Steeman ...
Jimmy
Lou Tapai ...
Jimmy

Directed by

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Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Luc Dardenne

Written by

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Jean-Pierre Dardenne ... ()
 
Luc Dardenne ... ()

Produced by

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Olivier Bronckart ... executive producer
Rémi Burah ... co-producer
Jean-Pierre Dardenne ... producer
Luc Dardenne ... producer
Denis Freyd ... producer
Genevieve Lemal ... associate producer
Alexandre Lippens ... associate producer
Arlette Zylberberg ... associate producer

Cinematography by

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Alain Marcoen

Film Editing by

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Marie-Hélène Dozo

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Patrick Delamotte ... color timer
Rachel Lamisse ... assistant editor
Sophie Vercruysse ... assistant editor

Production Design by

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Igor Gabriel

Costume Design by

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Monic Parelle

Makeup Department

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Simon Klonowski ... hair stylist
Tina Kopecka ... key makeup artist
Aurore Leglay ... additional makeup artist

Production Management

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Paul Bogaty ... assistant unit manager
Philippe Groff ... unit production manager
Nicolas Guiot ... assistant unit manager
Véronique Marit ... production manager
Philippe Toussaint ... unit manager
Yoman ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Bernard Garant ... first assistant director
Caroline Tambour ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Didier Berens ... painter
Thomas Gollas ... constructor
Geneviève Otte ... property master
Paul Rouschop ... assistant decorator

Sound Department

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Nicolas Becker ... foley artist
Julie Brenta ... sound editor
Quentin Collette ... sound recordist
Benoit De Clerck ... boom operator / sound editor / supervising sound editor
Jean-Pierre Duret ... sound
Thomas Gauder ... sound
Agnes Ravez ... assistant sound editor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Hichame Alaouie ... first assistant camera (as Hicham Alaouié)
Julien Covens ... grip
Jean Daenen ... additional electrician
Benoît Dervaux ... camera operator
Amaury Duquenne ... second assistant camera
Basile Duquenne ... assistant camera
Wolfgang Paquay ... electrician
Christine Plenus ... still photographer
Eric Waldman ... gaffer (as Eric Waldmann)

Casting Department

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Barnabé Duquenne ... additional casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Mylène Fraszczak ... wardrobe
Laurence Maréchal ... costume assistant

Other crew

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Thomas Alfandari ... post-production manager: France
Marie-Christine Damiens ... press attache: France
Maryanne De Backer ... production secretary
Frédérique Larmagnac ... production assistant: R.T.B.F.
Isabelle Lecomte ... production secretary: France
Marika Piedboeuf ... script supervisor
Valérie Pitrebois ... production assistant
Catherine Poels ... press attache
Jean-François Tefnin ... production administrator
Delphine Tomson ... production assistant
Véronique Troyas ... production assistant: France
Barbara Blades Turska ... accountant: France
Francis Tyssaen ... production accountant

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Plot Summary

Young, unmarried couple Sonia and Bruno have just had a son, who Sonia names Jimmy. Bruno, who did not visit her while she was in the hospital, scoffs at the notion of what he considers traditional employment, instead eking out a living primarily on petty crimes committed with his fourteen year old associate, Steve. He even sublets Sonia's small apartment while she is in the hospital, he sleeping either in the homeless shelter or squatting in what he calls his "shack" down by the river. On the day after Sonia gets out of the hospital, she allows Bruno to take Jimmy for a walk while she stands in line for her benefits. On that walk, Bruno makes the unilateral decision to sell Jimmy to a black market adoption agency. Upon finding out what Bruno has done, Sonia has a breakdown and falls unconscious. Fearing that Sonia will turn him over to the police when she regains consciousness, Bruno tries to get Jimmy back while he leaves Sonia in the hospital in her unconscious state. But Bruno will soon learn that regaining Sonia's trust will not be as simple as getting Jimmy back. And he will also learn that getting Jimmy back is not as easy as giving back the money. Written by Huggo

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Also Known As
  • The Child (World-wide, English title)
  • Das Kind (Germany)
  • El niño (Spain)
  • El niño (Chile)
  • Barnet (Denmark)
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Runtime
  • 95 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Jimmy is played by 40 different babies. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #3.17 (2006). See more »
Quotes Bruno: Only fuckers work.
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