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Synopsis

In a masterfully understated, award-winning performance, Olivier Gourmet portrays a carpenter who teaches teenage boys in a rehabilitation school. Disturbed by the arrival of a new student and struggling to keep a professional distance in the boy’s presence, an ambiguous relationship develops between the two - until the revelation of a terrible secret from the past changes their lives forever. Utilising their pared-down visual aesthetic to great effect, the Dardenne brothers have created a riveting and strikingly powerful film of profound emotional and moral complexity.

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Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

Details

Original title: Le fils DVD catalogue number: ART248DVD

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Out now on DVD

Also part of The Dardenne Brothers Collection

GENRE: Drama

CERTIFICATE: 12A

DIRECTOR: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

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