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Our Children (2012)

À perdre la raison (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 30 May 2012 (Belgium)
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Like millions of other couples, Mounir and Murielle fall in love. Like millions of other couples, Mounir and Murielle have children. But unlike them, they accept to give up their autonomy ... See full summary »

Director:

Joachim Lafosse

Writers:

Matthieu Reynaert (scenario), Thomas Bidegain (scenario) | 1 more credit »
8 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Émilie Dequenne ... Murielle
Claire Bodson Claire Bodson ... La femme policier hopital
Niels Arestrup ... André Pinget
Tahar Rahim ... Mounir
Jean-Charles Hautera Jean-Charles Hautera ... Professeur Maryns
Stéphane Bissot ... Françoise
Daniel Feis Daniel Feis ... Le pianiste
Baya Belal Baya Belal ... Rachida
Mounia Raoui Mounia Raoui ... Fatima
Redouane Behache Redouane Behache ... Samir
Joé Michels Joé Michels ... Jade (nouveau-né)
Eléa Gillard Eléa Gillard ... Jade (3 mois)
Charlie Hoscheck Charlie Hoscheck ... Jade (3 mois)
Lisa Murcia Lisa Murcia ... Jade (1 an 1 / 2)
Gabin Lard Gabin Lard ... Sohane (nouveau-né)
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Like millions of other couples, Mounir and Murielle fall in love. Like millions of other couples, Mounir and Murielle have children. But unlike them, they accept to give up their autonomy by agreeing to live with Mounir's well off adoptive father, Doctor André Pinget. On the material level, all is well. But a house is not a home, and Murielle feels more and more stifled... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Drama

Certificate:

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Language:

French | Arabic

Release Date:

30 May 2012 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Our Children See more »

Filming Locations:

Luxembourg See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Filmed in eleven weeks. See more »

Connections

References How the Toys Saved Christmas (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Femmes je vous aime
Lyrics by Jean-Loup Dabadie
Composed and performed by Julien Clerc
(1982)
Sung in the car by 'Emilie Dequenne'
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excellent portrait of the systemic effects of a depression
9 September 2017 | by eelco-de-grootSee all my reviews

I am not a professional reviewer nor a movie expert. I have been struck by this movie since I recognize a lot in my personal life. My wife suffers from a bipolar disorder, and it took us 10 years to understand what she has before we could start proper treatment. This movie shows in a subtle and nuanced way, without judging, the systemic and destructive effects of this dreadful illness.

I am fascinated by the way Joachim Lafosse, already at the age of 37, has been able to show the transformation of the relationship and behavior of the two other main characters, the partner and doctor. Many reviews suggest a perpetrator-victim relationship, for me Lafosse effectively showed that the whole family is a victim of this illness. In French "Tout comprendre c' est tout pardonner"; when you understand, you forgive. Very, very well done and the mother brilliantly played by Emilie Dequenne.

This is a must see for everybody who knows somebody with a mental illness.


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