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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
15
Cast
Émilie Dequenne
Tahar Rahim
Thomas Bidegain
Matthieu Reynaert .
Directors
Joachim Lafosse.
Screenwriters
Joachim Lafosse.
Running Time
114 minutes

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Our Children
A family affair


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Plot
Schoolteacher Murielle (Dequenne) and edgy Moroccan immigrant Mounir (Rahim) fall in love and move in with his adoptive father, a doctor (Arestrup) loyal to his surrogate son. As the years pass and the couple begin an ever-swelling family, the young mother finds herself alone and isolated in the strange family unit. Tragedy is only around the corner...


Review
Our Children
When Murielle (Émilie Dequenne) and Mounir (Tahar Rahim) fall in love, they move in with his adoptive father. But as their family grows, so does Murielle’s inability to cope. Top-drawer performances elevate domestic drama into a heartrending portrayal of a tragedy waiting to happen.


Verdict
With A Prophet's pairing reunited the omens aren't great for a happy outcome, and, sure enough, this isn't an easy watch. It's highly rewarding, however: dynamically played and superbly handled


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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