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Our Children (2012)

À perdre la raison (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 30 May 2012 (Belgium)
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Like millions of other couples, Mounir and Murielle fall in love. Like millions of other couples, Mounir and Murielle have children. But unlike them, they accept to give up their autonomy ... See full summary »

Director:

Joachim Lafosse

Writers:

Matthieu Reynaert (scenario), Thomas Bidegain (scenario) | 1 more credit »
9 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Émilie Dequenne ... Murielle
Claire Bodson Claire Bodson ... La femme policier hopital
Niels Arestrup ... André Pinget
Tahar Rahim ... Mounir
Jean-Charles Hautera Jean-Charles Hautera ... Professeur Maryns
Stéphane Bissot ... Françoise
Daniel Feis Daniel Feis ... Le pianiste
Baya Belal Baya Belal ... Rachida
Mounia Raoui Mounia Raoui ... Fatima
Redouane Behache Redouane Behache ... Samir
Joé Michels Joé Michels ... Jade (nouveau-né)
Eléa Gillard Eléa Gillard ... Jade (3 mois)
Charlie Hoscheck Charlie Hoscheck ... Jade (3 mois)
Lisa Murcia Lisa Murcia ... Jade (1 an 1 / 2)
Gabin Lard Gabin Lard ... Sohane (nouveau-né)
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Like millions of other couples, Mounir and Murielle fall in love. Like millions of other couples, Mounir and Murielle have children. But unlike them, they accept to give up their autonomy by agreeing to live with Mounir's well off adoptive father, Doctor André Pinget. On the material level, all is well. But a house is not a home, and Murielle feels more and more stifled... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Filmed in eleven weeks. See more »

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References Ratatouille (2007) See more »

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La Maddalena no 35
Composed by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performed by L'ensemble Europa Galante
Conducted by Fabio Biondi
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Haïr A Perdre La Raison.
26 September 2014 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Few artists can do what Mister Arestrup does.A character actor in the noblest sense of the word,he never gives you the impression he overplays ;yet,he can be frightening ,makes you blood run cold ,while remaining extremely restraint.In the five last years ,his two portrayals (the wine-grower in "Tu Seras Mon Fils " ,and the stepfather in "A Perdre La Raison") are among the most impressive in the contemporary French cinema.

A Young couple (she is a French Teacher,he is a Morrocan immigrant)sees their life ,slowly but inexorably ,elude them.The Young man's stepfather he calls his Godfather provides them with everything a Young couple may wish :no problem to make ends meet .But the lack of intimacy becomes hard to bear for the Young woman who would like to share a true home with her husband.But the wealthy man does not want his protégés to run away and he 's using financial blackmail as well as emotional blackmail.They are under "tutelage" :the Young man ,who seems immature sees his protector as a merciful God but his wife is not prepared to accept it.This house is not big enough for the three of us.

It's putting off the inevitable;the last scene ,showing the house of "happiness" ,filmed in fixed camera shot ,could not have been more harrowing.


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Language:

French | Arabic

Release Date:

30 May 2012 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,500, 4 August 2013

Gross USA:

$23,203

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$700,215
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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