The Child (2005)

Director
Luc Dardenne; Jean-Pierre Dardenne

Main cast
Jérémie Renier; Déborah François; Jérémie Segard; François Olivier; Stéphane Bissot

Genres
Drama, Foreign, Romance

Description
Bruno and Sonia, a young couple living off her benefit and the thefts committed by his gang, have a new source of money: their newborn son.


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