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Mothers' Instinct (2018)

Duelles (original title)
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When a sudden tragedy uproots the lives of two women and their families, they begin to question the relationships they once held so dear, in this psychological thriller from Olivier Masset-Depass
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Cast overview:
Veerle Baetens ... Alice Brunelle
Anne Coesens ... Céline Geniot
Mehdi Nebbou ... Simon Brunelle
Arieh Worthalter Arieh Worthalter ... Damien Geniot
Jules Lefebvres Jules Lefebvres ... Theo
Luan Adam Luan Adam ... Maxime
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When a sudden tragedy uproots the lives of two women and their families, they begin to question the relationships they once held so dear, in this psychological thriller from Olivier Masset-Depass

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French

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17 April 2019 (Belgium) See more »

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An irrational and cold corrida between two female friends

In the 60s, two families live in two terraced houses in the upper-crust Brussels suburbs. A kind of a dolce vita in Belgium. Consecutively to a tragic accident, the film flips all of a sudden, and the atmosphere becomes desperately angsty with a vertiginous spiral towards the depths of the abyss: loss of confidence, need of revenge, paranoia and tutti quanti. The main character is Alice played by the delicious Veerle Baetens already seen in The Broken Circle Breakdown (Felix van Groeningen, 2012) and the manifold plot twists are focused on this specific character.

The cast is excellent, especially the 2 main actresses Veerle Baetens and Anne Coesens, without forgetting the child Jules Lefebvre. The sets are very realistic. Photography is neat and the sense of detail is boosted to the extreme, up to the hairstyles.


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