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  • Actors: Jérémie Renier, Déborah François, Jeremie Segard, Fabrizio Rongione, Olivier Gourmet
  • Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
  • Producers: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Denis Freyd
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Artificial Eye
  • DVD Release Date: 24 July 2006
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000FIHJCO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 37,979 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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French drama following Bruno (Jérémie Renier), a young petty thief who has fathered a baby by his 18-year-old girlfriend Sonia (Déborah François). Needing money, Bruno commits a shocking atrocity and its repercussions force him into a desperate search for atonement.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Moonlit VINE VOICE on 28 Feb. 2010
Format: DVD
Bruno and Sonia, a young Belgian couple, live on the edges of society. At the beginning of the film, we see Sonia come home from hospital to her flat, which Bruno has sublet to an uncaring couple who refuse to let her in despite the fact that she has her newborn child with her. This sets the tone for the rest of the film. Her first night as a parent is spent in a homeless shelter but while Sonia's main concern is that they are all together as a family, Bruno's is to make a quick buck. They are irresponsible (particularly Bruno) and as they take the child out, first on a scooter and then in the back of a rented car, we fear that they are incapable of looking after a child. Neither parent seems to show much affection to the child and it is this perhaps that leads Bruno to think that he can sell the baby without Sonia kicking up a fuss. This impulsive act sets off a chain of events which lead to Bruno's downfall. Much has been made of the redemptive nature of the film because of what happens at the end (which I won't reveal) but I wasn't sure whether he was genuinely sorry for what he had done or whether it could be that he acted the way he did as it was the only way out of an impossible position.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By C. S. Broughton on 17 Jan. 2009
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Telling the simple tale of a young couple trying to manage a baby in the darkest and poorest corners of 21st century France, The Child is a truly amazing piece of French cinema. The drama and action so close to genuine reality that sometimes you forget you're watching a film. The acting was inspiring to say the least and the precision of the direction was incredible- most the film being shot in amazing 2 to 3 minute sequences.

Having grown up under similar circumstances, the film provided for me a fascinating journey back in time. The Child was a beautiful, quietly effective, and almost life-affirming surprise. Buy this DVD and reserve an evening to yourself- you won't be disappointed.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By L. Davidson VINE VOICE on 26 Oct. 2006
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"The Child" is a thoroughly gripping film, well acted and perfectly paced. It is the story of a young homeless couple who live on the fringes of society eking out an existence from petty crime. They have a baby and the father decides to sell the child without letting the mother know.Needless to say she is none too happy when she finds out and the father's slide down the slippery slope continues apace in the aftermath of the sale. Can redemption be found ? "The Child" is a film that is well worth watching and I found it to be enjoyable and dramatic .
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