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Custody (2017)

Jusqu'à la garde (original title)
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A broken marriage leads to a bitter custody battle with an embattled son at the centre.

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Xavier Legrand

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Xavier Legrand (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Léa Drucker ... Miriam Besson
Denis Ménochet ... Antoine Besson
Thomas Gioria Thomas Gioria ... Julien Besson
Mathilde Auneveux Mathilde Auneveux ... Joséphine Besson
Mathieu Saikaly Mathieu Saikaly ... Samuel
Florence Janas Florence Janas ... Sylvia
Saadia Bentaïeb ... La juge
Coralie Russier ... La greffière
Sophie Pincemaille Sophie Pincemaille ... Maître Davigny
Emilie Incerti-Formentini Emilie Incerti-Formentini ... Maître Ghenen
Jérome Care-Aulanier Jérome Care-Aulanier ... Agent opérateur Police Secours
Jenny Bellay Jenny Bellay ... La voisine
Martine Vandeville Martine Vandeville ... Madeleine, la mère d'Antoine
Jean-Marie Winling Jean-Marie Winling ... Joël, le père d'Antoine
Martine Schambacher ... Nanny, la mère de Miriam
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Storyline

Antoine Besson, Miriam's divorced husband, is a nice man. In charge of security in a hospital, he is esteemed both by his superiors and his fellow colleagues. Moreover he is a good father who, willing to be closer to his eleven-year-old son Julien, has chosen to be transferred to the town where the boy lives with his mother and his older sister Joséphine, soon to be of age. That is the very reason why Antoine, the caring father, is asking for joint custody of Julien. Well, all that would be fine provided Antoine actually was the man he claims to be. The trouble is that his wife and his two children see him in a very different light. For in the past, Antoine was far from an angel. On the contrary, he had a knack for creating an atmosphere of permanent fear at home, going as far as to occasionally beat his wife under his children's eyes. And he got away with it all the more easily as Miriam, wishing to avoid even more problems, never lodged a complaint against him - a fact that ... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Drama

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Official Sites:

Official Site [Japan]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

7 February 2018 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Custodia compartida See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,947, 1 July 2018

Gross USA:

$83,882

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,790,303
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Dolby Digital (as Dolby 5.1)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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John Waters named this film among his top ten favorites released in 2018. See more »

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Follows Just Before Losing Everything (2013) See more »

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Proud Mary
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Performed by Mathilde Auneveux and Mathieu Saikaly
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Riveting social drama with impressive emotional form
6 March 2018 | by Genadijus-LSee all my reviews

Riveting directing by debuting Xavier Legrand and stellar acting by both actors playing parents (Léa Drucker and Denis Ménochet), and most importantly by the young actor Thomas Gloria. It's been a while since a decent movie by brothers Dardennes, here you'll their style and even more. Real and touching in every scene until the final credits. Precise use of close ups translating the real emotional power of the characters and accurately composed scenes provide a great experience of social drama on screen.


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