A powerful, gripping and suspenseful drama that packs a devastating emotional force, 'The Child' stars Jeremie Renier, who is outstanding as Bruno, a young petty thief who has fathered a baby with his 18 year old girlfriend Sonia. But when the temptation of easy money leads him to commit an act of shocking recklessness, its grave repercussions force a remorseful Bruno into a desperate and dangerous attempt to make amends.
real life getting close at you
- The Child review by GitTom
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This movie comes across more like a documentary, following two young people closely through a part of their life. We don't hear much about where they came from or what their future looks like and are thrown right into the story. The Belgium industrial town of Seraing, once affluent, now declining, sets the scene for Sonja and Bruno, as they struggle to come to terms with being parents. Allthough circumstances seem to leave no alternatives, as Bruno sees it, his choices take him down a route he didn't want to go. The sheer fate of their young son Jimmy makes you want to reach out and intervene.
This movie will appeal to lovers of alternative cinema.