Our Children

★★★★★ Critic's Choice - Time Out

Director: Joachim Lafosse

Writer: Joachim Lafosse, Thomas Bidegain, Matthieu Reynaert

Stars: Niels Arestrup, Tahar Rahim, Émilie Dequenne

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Young, effervescent and full of life, Murielle (Emilie Dequenne, Rosetta) has a promising future ahead of her when she meets and falls head over heels for Mounir (Tahar Rahim, A Prophet). A wedding soon follows, and the happy couple quickly set about preparing to make a family. However, with family come ties, and none come as tight as that between Mounir and his adoptive father (Niels Arestrup, A Prophet, Sarah’s Key). As Murielle continues to bring new life into the family, in the form of four children, frictions between Mounir and Doctor Pinget reach boiling point. Helpless to extract her husband and children from the wealthy nest that Doctor Pinget has provided for them, Murielle is drawn into an unhealthy family dynamic. Within this oppressive environment, Murielle becomes trapped and all sense of reasoning begins to abandon her.


  • Critics' Choice
    - Time Out

  • "Remarkable"
    - Grolsch Film Works

  • "Masterpiece"
    - Evening Standard

  • "Spectacular"
    - Cinevue
Cast: Niels Arestrup, Tahar Rahim, Émilie Dequenne
Director: Joachim Lafosse
Writers: Joachim Lafosse, Thomas Bidegain, Matthieu Reynaert
Country: France
Language: French
Subtitles: English
Format: PAL
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Certificate: 15
Running Time: 114 mins
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 | DTS 5.1
DVD Release Date: 28-10-2013
Blu-ray Release Date: 28-10-2013
VoD Release Date: 28-10-2013
DVD Extras: Interview with director | Short film - Avant les Mots (2010)
Bluray Extras: Interview with director | Short film - Avant les Mots (2010) Short film - Private Madness (2004, exclusive to BR)