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The Child

The Child

A Feature film by Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne

Produced by Archipel 35 / Archipel 33

Release in France : 19/10/2005

    Synopsis

    Bruno is twenty, Sonia is eighteen. They live off Sonia's welfare payments and the loot gleaned from robberies made by Bruno and the kids of his gang. Sonia has recently given birth to Jimmy, their child. How can Bruno become a father when he is so irresponsible and lives only for the moment, his only preoccupation being the money from his scams?

    Actors (9)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Co-production :

    Arte France Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Celluloid Dreams

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    International releases (52)

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    Photos (4)

    Full credits (15)

    Executive Producer :

    Denis Freyd

    Associate producer :

    Geneviève Lemal

    Director of Photography :

    Alain Marcoen

    Production manager :

    Véronique Marit

    Editor :

    Marie-Hélène Dozo

    Production Designer :

    Igor Gabriel

    French Distributor :

    Michel Saint-Jean

    Foreign distributor :

    Yuji Sadai

    Assistant Director :

    Bernard Garant

    Screenwriters :

    Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean-Pierre Duret

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Marie-Christine Damiens, Grégory Fleuriet

    Sound Editor :

    Benoît De Clerck

    Costume designer :

    Monic Parelle

    Sound Mixer :

    Thomas Gauder

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Belgium

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Minority French (France, Belgium)

    Production year :

    2005

    French release :

    19/10/2005

    Runtime :

    1 h 40 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    110.767

    Visa issue date :

    21/07/2005

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

    Posters (1)

    Directors (2)

    News (10)

    Festival Selections (21)

    Lumiere Awards - 2006

    Lumiere Awards (France, 2006)

    Selection


    French Film Festival in China - 2006

    French Film Festival in China (China, 2006)

    Selection

    French feature films selected (out of competition)

    BFI London Film Festival - 2005

    BFI London Film Festival (Great Britain, 2005)

    Selection

    Time Out Magazine Gala Screening

    Montreal Festival of New Cinema - 2005

    Montreal Festival of New Cinema (Canada, 2005)

    Selection

    International Competition

    BIFF - 2005

    BIFF (South Korea, 2005)

    Selection

    World Cinema

    Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival - 2005

    Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival (Brazil, 2005)

    Selection

    Panorama of World Cinema

    Cannes International Film Festival - 2005

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 2005)

    Selection

    Official Competition - Feature Films

    Awards (2)

    Lumiere Awards - 2006

    Lumiere Awards (France, 2006)

    Awards

    Meilleur film francophone

    Delegations (2)

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