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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 (17)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Archipel 35 / Archipel 33

    Foreign production companies :

    RTBF - Radio Télévision Belge de la Communauté Française, Les Films du Fleuve

    French distribution :

    Diaphana

    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 (20)

    Executive Producer :

    Denis Freyd

    Associate producer :

    Geneviève Lemal

    Foreign producers :

    Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Olivier Bronckart

    Director of Photography :

    Alain Marcoen

    Sound Assistant :

    Benoît De Clerck

    Camera Operator :

    Benoît Dervaux

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Marie-Christine Damiens, Grégory Fleuriet

    Sound editors :

    Benoît De Clerck, Julie Brenta

    Production Designer :

    Igor Gabriel

    Sound Mixer :

    Thomas Gauder

    Assistant directors :

    Bernard Garant, Caroline Tambour

    Screenwriters :

    Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

    Co-producer :

    Rémi Burah

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean-Pierre Duret

    Assistant Operators :

    Amaury Duquenne, Hichame Alaouié

    Production manager :

    Véronique Marit

    Editor :

    Marie-Hélène Dozo

    Assistant editor :

    Sophie Vercruysse

    Costume designer :

    Monic Parelle

    Still Photographer :

    Christine Plenus

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Belgium

    Original French-language productions :

    Unspecified

    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 (22)

    Grand Lyon Film Festival - 2020

    Grand Lyon Film Festival (2020)

    Selection

    Lumière Award : Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2006

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2006)

    Selection (4)

    Best Film

    Best Original Screenplay : Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

    Best Director : Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

    Most Promising Actress : Déborah François

    Lumiere Awards - 2006

    Lumiere Awards (France, 2006)

    Selection


    French Film Panorama in China - 2006

    French Film Panorama in China (China, 2006)

    Selection

    French feature films selected (out of competition)

    Mostra - São Paulo International Film Festival - 2005

    Mostra - São Paulo International Film Festival (Brazil, 2005)

    Selection

    Official International Selection

    Seminci - 2005

    Seminci (Spain, 2005)

    Selection

    Official Selection

    BFI London Film Festival - 2005

    BFI London Film Festival (Great Britain, 2005)

    Selection

    Time Out Magazine Gala Screening

    Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinéma - 2005

    Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (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

    TIFF - 2005

    TIFF (Canada, 2005)

    Selection

    Masters

    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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