Rent Custody (2017)

3.7 of 5 from 200 ratings
1h 30min
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Synopsis:
After a bitter divorce, Miriam (Léa Drucker) and Antoine (Denis Ménochet) battle for sole custody of their son, Julien (Thomas Gioria). Miriam claims the father is violent but lacks proof. Antoine accuses her of manipulating their son for her own ends. Both sides seem to be hiding something with the truth buried in a web of deceit and jealousy. When the judge awards joint custody, an already tense situation soon brings the family's fraught past to light. And as the truth slowly begins to emerge, a chain of events is set in motion with Julien an innocent bystander in an increasingly dangerous situation.
Actors:
, , , Mathilde Auneveux, Mathieu Saikaly, , , , , Emilie Incerti-Formentini, Jérome Care-Aulanier, , , , , , , Laurence Besson, Yannick Hélary,
Directors:
Producers:
Alexandre Gavras
Writers:
Xavier Legrand
Aka:
Jusqu'à la garde
Studio:
Picturehouse Entertainment
Genres:
Drama, Thrillers
Countries:
France, Top 100 Films, Drama, Thrillers
Awards:

2017 Venice Film Festival Silver Lion

2017 Venice Film Festival Lion of the Future

BBFC:
Release Date:
03/09/2018
Run Time:
90 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Oscar Nominated Short Film 'Just Before Losing Everything' Directed by Xavier Legrand
  • Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
03/09/2018
Run Time:
94 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Oscar Nominated Short Film 'Just Before Losing Everything' Directed by Xavier Legrand
  • Theatrical Trailer

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Reviews (5) of Custody

A hard-hitting French film in the social-realism genre - Custody review by PJ

Spoiler Alert
15/04/2019

This hyper-realistic French film is relatively short (90 mins) but as hard-hitting as a movie of this kind can be. It is the very ordinary story of an ordinary couple that has split up, and there are 2 kids caught up in between the wife and the husband. They have ordinary jobs in an ordinary-looking French town.

And yet the film manages to create an overwhelming sense of tension and gradually rising fear that is memorable. All the actors are excellent. In some ways, yes, it is a dull story to begin with about an ordinary family falling apart, but you can feel the pain and the sorrow, and the suspense will eventually grip you beyond anything you expected. I thoroughly recommend it.

On the DVD, there is a bonus short film of 30 mins that was supposed to come before the feature film, but you can watch it afterwards. The director should have included it as a preamble to the story, in fact: it, too, is very good. If you watch it first, the feature film makes even more sense.

5 out of 5 members found this review helpful.

Very well presented. - Custody review by BE

Spoiler Alert
14/11/2019

Nicely paced credible and realistic drama around the dynamics of a family in which the parents have alienated themselves from each other.  There is also a truly terrifying scenario towards the end of the movie. The only issues with the subtitles were at the very beginning because of the background. Other than that, no problem with reading them. 

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Don't forget the "prequel" - Custody review by JS

Spoiler Alert
22/12/2019

Enjoyed this film although in classic French style it dragged in parts eg the party scene.

You mustn't ignore the short film in the Extras as it is actually a prequel to the main offering.

Should you watch this first? Not sure. Certainly it fills in the gaps but equally it detracts from the perception of one of the main characters and might just modify your views on the denouement.

It's your choice!

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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