Une enfance 2015
1h 39min | Drama | 23 September 2015 (France)
As summer drags by, 13-year-old Jimmy, forced by circumstance to become an adult too soon, runs up against the limits of his small hometown and his turbulent life, caught between a mother on the slide and a stepfather who keeps her down.
What a true drama, dark, gripping, but not hopeless film, about a young kid and his little brother who have to survive among a broken family. They both have a very young unemployed and drug addicted mother – in her late twenties at the most – who lives with a lousy drug addicted and also unemployed prick – and not the father of the two. A real SOB. You have already understood that it is a pure drama, a social movie describing with a realistic way how the poor people have to fight every day to make it in the modern world. The today way of life. You have here a poignant sequence where the poor mother shouts at her son that he is responsible for her to be so miserable. And the little boy grabs her mom and hugs her into his arms. Very touching sequence. A beautiful film.
Director: Philippe Claudel
Writer: Philippe Claudel (screenplay)
Stars: Alexi Mathieu, Angelica Sarre, Pierre Deladonchamps
Release Date: 23 September 2015 (France)
Also Known As: A Childhood
Filming Locations: Dombasle-sur-Meurthe, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France