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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


    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

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    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

    Foreign producers :

    Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Olivier Bronckart

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean-Pierre Duret

    Co-producer :

    Rémi Burah

    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

    Associate producer :

    Geneviève Lemal

    Screenwriters :

    Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

    Director of Photography :

    Alain Marcoen

    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

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    Coproducer countries :

    France, Belgium

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    Nationality :

    Minority French (France, Belgium)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 40 min

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    Dolby SRD

    Posters (1)

    Directors (2)

    News (10)

    Selections (23)

    Grand Lyon Film Festival - 2020

    Grand Lyon Film Festival (2020)


    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 Director : Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

    Best Film

    Best Original Screenplay : Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

    Most Promising Actress : Déborah François

    Lumiere Awards - 2006

    Lumiere Awards (France, 2006)


    French Film Panorama in China - 2006

    French Film Panorama in China (China, 2006)


    French feature films selected (out of competition)

    Mostra - São Paulo International Film Festival - 2005

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


    Official International Selection

    Seminci - 2005

    Seminci (Spain, 2005)


    Official Selection

    BFI London Film Festival - 2005

    BFI London Film Festival (Great Britain, 2005)


    Time Out Magazine Gala Screening

    Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinéma - 2005

    Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (Canada, 2005)


    International Competition

    Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival - 2005

    Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival (Brazil, 2005)


    Panorama of World Cinema

    Cannes International Film Festival - 2005

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 2005)


    Official Competition - Feature Films

    Awards (2)

    Lumiere Awards - 2006

    Lumiere Awards (France, 2006)


    Meilleur film francophone

    Delegations (2)