L'Enfant (The Child) (2006) 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… 2006-03-24 R PT100M Drama Foreign Language Deborah Francois Jeremie Renier Fabrizio Rongione Sony Pictures Classics
Movie Review

L'Enfant (The Child) (2006)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
B

Details Limited Release: Mar 24, 2006; Rated: R; Length: 100 Minutes; Genres: Drama, Foreign Language; With: Deborah Francois and Jeremie Renier; 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.

Originally posted Mar 31, 2006 Published in issue #871 Apr 07, 2006 Order article reprints