À perdre la raison

À perdre la raison

Fiction, 111 min.
Coproduction with foreign director

Title E:Our Children

by Joachim Lafosse

Belgium / Switzerland / France / Luxembourg, May 2012

Murielle and Mounir love each other passionately. Ever since he was a boy, the young man has been living with Doctor Pinget 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.


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Directed by: Joachim Lafosse
Written by: Joachim Lafosse, Matthieu Reynaert, Thomas Bidegain

World Premiere: May 2012
Original Version: French/Arabic (french subtitles), colour, DCP, 111 min.


Production: Versus production, Box Productions sàrl, Les Films du Worso, Samsa Film, RTS Radio Télévision Suisse, RTBF - Radio Télévision Belge de la Communauté Française
Producer: Jacques-Henri Bronckart, Olivier Bronckart, Elena Tatti, Thierry Spicher, Antonio Lombardo, Sylvie Pialat, Jani Thiltges

Cinematography: Jean-François Hensgens
Editing: Sophie Vercruysse
Location Sound Mix: Henri Maïkoff
Sound Editing: Ingrid Simon
Rerecording Sound Mix: Thomas Gauder
Music: Adriano Giardina
Lighting: Olivier Dirksen
Costumes: Magdalena Labuz
Casting: Gigi Akoka, Dany Héricourt, Camille de la Tour, Eric Lamhene

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Niels Arestrup
Tahar Rahim
Emilie Dequenne
Stéphane Bissot
Mounia Raoui
Redouane Behache

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World Sales: Les Films du Losange

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Distribution Switzerland: Filmcoopi Zürich AG
Distribution Belgium: O'Brother Distribution
Distribution France: Les Films du Losange

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  • Paris, Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma, César Meilleur Film Etranger 2013 (Nomination)
  • Cannes, Un Certain Regard, Prix d'interprétation féminine 2012
  • Palm Springs, Palm Springs International Film Festival, FIPRESCI Prize for Best Actress of the Year in a Foreign Language Film 2012
  • Sao Paulo, Associação Brasileira Mostra Internacional de Cinema, Special Mention of the Film Critics 2012

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