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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

Our Children
A family affair


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Our Children

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...


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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