30.09. - 09.10.2021

Our Children Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland 2012 | 111 min | OV | Colour | FF 2012

Joachim Lafosse

Joachim Lafosse (*1975) studierte am Institut des arts de diffusion in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgien. Seinem Regiedebüt Folie privée (2004) folgte der Film Nue propriété (2006), der im Wettbewerb der Filmfestspiele von Venedig lief. Our Children ist sein fünfter Langfilm.

rated for 0 + years
This dark psychodrama is based on a true story that happened in Belgium in 2007.  It begins in bright colours: Murielle and Mounir adore each other and get married.  Their happiness begins to darken when they move in with Dr. Pignet, Mounir's foster father who  took the Moroccan in as a young boy and brought him up.  The two have an almost obsessive interdependency.  Caught between the dominant Pignet and her submissive husband, Murielle is worn down.  The birth of four children in just a few years causes the "family's" situation to rapidly worsen - catastrophe beckons...
Original title: À perdre la raison
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: French
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Joachim Lafosse
Screenplay: Joachim Lafosse, Matthieu Reynaert, Thomas Bidegain
Cast: Niels Arestrup, Tahar Rahim, Emilie Dequenne
Producer: Jacques-Henri Bronckart, Olivier Bronckart, Jani Thiltges, Sylvie Pialat, Thierry Spicher
Director of Photography: Jean-François Hensgens
Production Design: Anna Falguères
Editor: Sophie Vercruysse
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: 35 mm
German Distributor:
World Sales: Les Films du Losange
Production: Versus production; Samsa Films; Les Films du Worso; Box Productions; Prime Time; RTBF; RTS


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