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Review: Taut 'Our Children' captures a complex power relationship

Review: Taut 'Our Children' captures a complex power relationship

Pitiless, devastating, unadorned, "Our Children" is an exceptional film that puts the worst, most painful part of its story on the screen first. Or so you will be tempted to think. Directed by Joachim Lafosse and starring three of Europe's top actors — Emilie Dequenne, Niels Arestrup and Tahar Rahim — this is a taut psychological study, based on a true story, of the complexities of personal power relationships that begins with the kind of shattering revelation that would be the conclusion of most films. That would be the shocking realization that Murielle (Dequenne), introduced lying sedated on a hospital bed in Belgium, has just killed her four young children....

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