Our Children (2012)

N/A 111 min Drama

IMDB: 6.8/10 1,997 votes

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8 wins & 11 nominations.

Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland

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Fans of the family drama genre should be prepared for a chilling ride when they watch Our Children online. Our Children is the story of a family that meets a tragic end. The story starts in a hospital where a young woman named Murielle is in bed begging for her dead children to be laid to rest in Morocco. The film then switches to a flashback mode to reveal the back story.

Years earlier Murielle had married Mounir. Then, Mounir had just qualified as a doctor. Though Moroccan by birth, Mounir, together with his sister, had been adopted by a rich Belgian doctor named Andre Pinget.

Beginning with the first days of their marriage, Andre had been intrusive and controlling to the extent that he even accompanied the young couple on their honeymoon! The couple could get anything they asked from their wealthy benefactor other than independence. As the situation gets worse Murielle starts feeling the effects of the intrusion into their lives by the father-in-law.

Before she can do anything about she is a mother to several children. She soon slips into depression. Andre has Murielle referred to a psychotherapist without indicating that he is her physician. To maintain his hold on Mounir and by extension Murielle, Andre gets Mounir’s brother to marry Murielle’s sister. That way Mounir’s brother can move to France from Morocco.

This drives Murielle to the brink. So when she is out shopping with her four kids and she surreptitiously slips inside her handbag a knife, the family tragedy that is about to occur can clearly be foretold.

Our Children (2012)
Our Children (2012)
Our Children (2012)
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