Child's Pose 2014

Child's Pose

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It isn't necessarily an easy watch, but thanks to Netzer's interesting direction and a riveting performance from Gheorghiu, Child's Pose is rewarding.

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Movie Info

A wealthy and aging Bucharest matriarch gives out bribes as she tries to buy her son out of a hit-and-run conviction.

Cast & Crew

Luminita Gheorghiu
Cornelia Kerenes
Florin Zamfirescu
Domnul Fagarasanu
Vlad Ivanov
Dinu Laurentiu
Natasa Raab
Olga Cerchez
Andrei Butica
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Dana Bunescu
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Malina Ionescu
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Irina Marinescu
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Critic Reviews for Child's Pose

All Critics (85) | Top Critics (32) | Fresh (78) | Rotten (7)

  • Razvan Radulescu's screenplay is rich in irony and reversals, highlighting tensions between generations, and between the wealthy elite and the people whose lives are blighted by the elite's unthinking behaviour and desperation to cling to its status.

    October 1, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Despite these effective touches, the film eventually becomes a bit monotonous: it's clear from very early on that Cornelia is a terrible person, but this doesn't stop Netzer from hammering home the point.

    May 19, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • A dark piece of neorealism - and a searing indictment of Eastern Europe's newly moneyed classes ...

    April 11, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • A Romanian political allegory - in Romanian - might sound like tough sledding, but thanks to a searing performance by Luminita Gheorghiu, "Child's Pose" is anything but.

    April 3, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Perversely engrossing thanks to Gheorghiu's performance as the queen of denial.

    March 20, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

    John Anderson

    Newsday
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  • Netzer crafts not only a chilling story of family dysfunction, but also an illuminating look into the corruption and decay of the Romanian bourgeoisie - without ever overplaying his hand. It all appears so effortless, when in fact it's so skillful.

    March 20, 2014 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Child's Pose

  • Apr 21, 2015
    Gheorghiu is fabulous as the monstrous, over-controlling bourgeois mother in this sharp amalgam of social critique and family drama that even manages to make us feel pity towards her, conveying a world of complexities in its details, dialogue and characters' behavior.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer

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