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Our Children (A perdre la raison)

Our Children

Our Children (A perdre la raison)

Review score: * * * * *

cast: Niels Arestrup, Tahar Rahim, Emilie Dequenne

year: 2012

colour: yes

certificate: 15

director: Joaquim Lafosse

runtime: 111

Mouhir and Murielle are passionately in love. They get married and have children, but unlike any other couple they accept to live in the house of Mouhir’s adoptive father, the Dr Pinget.  They live on the doctor’s expenses, spend all their time with him, raise their children in his house. But Murielle does not feel at home. Dr Pinget’s presence is suffocating  and Mouhir progressively abandons her emotionally. Very lonely, Murielle suffers from anguish crises and depression. Unable to cope with this long-lasting nightmare, she kills her children one after the other in the doctor's house and fails to suicide. Realizing she just committed a terrible crime in a moment of dementia, she denounces her self to the police. 


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