Our Children

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Our Children

Film poster
Directed byJoachim Lafosse
Written byJoachim Lafosse
StarringNiels Arestrup
CinematographyJean-François Hensgens
Release date(s)
  • 22 May 2012 (2012-05-22) (Cannes)
Running time114 minutes
CountryBelgium
France
LanguageFrench
 
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Our Children

Film poster
Directed byJoachim Lafosse
Written byJoachim Lafosse
StarringNiels Arestrup
CinematographyJean-François Hensgens
Release date(s)
  • 22 May 2012 (2012-05-22) (Cannes)
Running time114 minutes
CountryBelgium
France
LanguageFrench

Our Children (French: À perdre la raison) is a 2012 Belgian-French psychological drama film directed by Joachim Lafosse. It is based on a real-life incident involving a woman who killed her five children. The film competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival under the title Loving Without Reason,[1][2] where Émilie Dequenne won the Un Certain Regard Award for Best Actress.[3]

The film has been selected as the Belgian entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards.[4]

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Critical reception

The Hollywood Reporter wrote, "In one of her strongest leading roles to date, Dequenne (The Girl on the Train, Rosetta) does a remarkable job depicting Murielle’s wavering psychological states as she heads for oblivion, and an extended sequence-shot where she drives home while singing a Julien Clerc song is particularly unforgettable.[5]

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