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L'Enfant (The Child) The latest from the Dardenne brothers is an attempt at a spiritual journey in the austere yet heightened mode of Robert Bresson. A loutish young thief ...L'Enfant (The Child)Foreign Language, DramaPT100MR The latest from the Dardenne brothers is an attempt at a spiritual journey in the austere yet heightened mode of Robert Bresson. A loutish young thief ...2006-03-31Fabrizio RongioneSony Pictures Classics
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L'Enfant (The Child)

Genre: Foreign Language, Drama; Starring: Deborah Francois, Jeremie Renier, Fabrizio Rongione; Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne; Runtime (in minutes): 100; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

The latest from the Dardenne brothers is an attempt at a spiritual journey in the austere yet heightened mode of Robert Bresson. A loutish young thief (Jérémie Renier) sells his infant son, setting off a chain of events that becomes his punishment — and redemption. Stark and fascinating, but it makes catharsis look easy.

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