Our Children


Our Children

Critics Consensus

A wrenching, quietly violent psychodrama, Our Children has the courage to ask difficult questions, and the strength to leave the answers to the viewer.



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Murielle (Emilie Dequenne) and Mounir (Tahar Rahim) love each other passionately. Ever since he was a boy, the young man has been living with Doctor Pinget (Niels Arestrup) who provides him with a comfortable life. When Mounir and Murielle decide to marry and have children, the couple's dependence on the doctor becomes excessive. Murielle finds herself caught up in an unhealthy emotional climate that insidiously leads the family towards a tragic outcome. (c) Distrib

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Niels Arestrup
as André Pinget
Baya Belal
as Rachida
Stéphane Bissot
as Françoise
Nathalie Boutefeu
as Docteur Declerck
Yannick Renier
as Le médecin radiologie
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All Critics (43) | Top Critics (15)

  • It's an interesting way to tell a story and a devastating journey, particularly since it's based on a real-life incident.

    Sep 19, 2013 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…
  • This is a taut psychological study, based on a true story, of the complexities of personal power relationships that begins with the kind of shattering revelation that would be the conclusion of most films.

    Aug 8, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • There is no whodunit here -- the horror is plain in the opening shots -- and the how is presented with great restraint, but the why remains veiled and mysterious long after the film has ended.

    Aug 5, 2013 | Full Review…
  • The audience is held in a vise of claustrophobia, and every room seems full of tiny, screaming children.

    Aug 2, 2013 | Full Review…

    Kate Muir

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • Lafosse's of the material has the feel of a psychological crime scene investigation.

    Aug 2, 2013 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

    Eric Kohn

    Top Critic
  • Our Children was inspired by a real-life Belgian tragedy, but director Joachim LaFosse has built that news item into his own micro-portrait of coercion dipped in kindness.

    Aug 2, 2013 | Full Review…

    Ella Taylor

    Top Critic

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