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Orphan (Orpheline) (2016)

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Four moments in the lives of four female characters. Sandra's youth as she moves to Paris and has a brush with disaster. Karine's teenage years, an endless succession of runaways, men and mishaps, because anything is better than her desolate family home. The childhood of a little girl called Kiki, captured as a game of hide and seek turns to tragedy. And finally the grown-up life of Renée, a woman who thought she was safe from her own past. Gradually, we come to understand that these four characters are actually different sides of the same woman.

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Critic Reviews for Orphan (Orpheline)

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

"Orphan" turns out to be des Pallières' most accessible film for general audiences, who should be seduced by his appealing cast: Gemma Arterton and Sergi López are also part of the game.

September 12, 2016 | Full Review…

Four women never become one.

September 9, 2016 | Full Review…

This film, like it's central character is wilfully complex and surprisingly fluid, wrong-footing us as we try to fill in the spaces between each vignette at the same time as drawing us to its thriller component.

November 17, 2016 | Rating: 3.5 | Full Review…

Audiences may feel that ultimately they're getting less than promised - and certainly less resolution than even the most ardent fans of art-house open-endedness might hope for.

September 21, 2016 | Full Review…

An intense and original film that is worth watching. [Full review in Spanish]

September 19, 2016 | Full Review…

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