À perdre la raison (Our children)

À perdre la raison (Our children)

Joachim Lafosse

Belgium/Luxembourg/France/Switzerland, 2012, 114 min., French

Eurimages Competition


Mounir is a young Moroccan who owes almost everything to Dr. André Pinget, the man who took him out of Morocco and raised him at Belgium. He is really in love with Murielle, and she does love him too. When they decide to marry, both regard as normal that André would live with them. They soon have children and the family burden rises, which gradually implies a larger dependence on the doctor, old friend of Mounir’s family and whose ancestry over Mounir is increasingly undermining Murielle’s mental health. With this film, Lafosse changes the substance of his film debut, Folie privée, using a different model of filmmaking, with other bodies and textures, proving the validity of the tragic-classic legacy to keep thinking of us.


Joachim Lafosse

Joachim Lafosse was born in Uccle, Belgium, in 1975, and graduated at the Institut des Arts de Diffusion (IDA) in Louvain-La-Neuve, with his short film Tribu (2001), which already became noticeable obtaining several awards in different festivals. Script writer and also playwright, Lafosse career stabilised in filmmaking since his debut with Folie privée (2004), a tough, condensed (less than an hour) feature film about the consequences of a sentimental rupture that he presented at Locarno. He returned to the Swiss festival in 2006 with Ça rend heureux, taking that same year his Nué propriété to Venice. He was invited to Cannes for the first time in 2008. There, his Elève libre confirmed his maturity and flexibility when dealing with his main obsession, the family or human group as a taut spider web which breaks at the weakest link.



2012 À perdre la raison

2010 Avant les mots

2008 Élève libre

2006 Propiedad privada (Nue propriété)

2006 Ça rend heureux

2004 Folie privée

2001 Tribu


À perdre la raison

Our children

Bélgica, Luxemburgo, Francia, Suiza, 2012, 110 min, Francés

Dirección /Direction

Joachim Lafosse

Guión / Script

Joachim Lafosse, Matthieu

Reynaert, Thomas Bidegain

Fotografía / Cinematography

Jean-François Hensgens

Montaje / Editing

Sophie Vercruysse

Sonido / Sound

Henri Maikoff, Ingrid

Simon, Thomas Gauder

Música / Music

Adriano Giardina

Producción / Producers

Jacques-Henri & Olivier

Bronckart, Jani Thiltges,

Sylvie Pialat, Thierry Spicher

Intérpretes / Cast

Niels Arestrup (André),

Tahar Rahim (Mounir),

Emilie Dequenne (Murielle),

Baya Betal (Rachida),

Stéphane Visto Françoise)

Compañía productora / Production company

Versus Production, Samsa Films,

Les Films du Worso, Box Productions,

Prime Time, RTBF, RTS

Compañía distribuidora / Distribution company

Karma Films

Arlaban 7, 6º of 69

28014 Madrid


T. 34 91 5315070

F. 34 91 522 4787

E. karma@karmafilms.es


Ventas Internacionales / International sales

Les Films du Losange

Avenue Pièrre 1º de Serbie, 22

75116 París


T. 33 1 44438724

F. 33 1 49520640

E. t.petit@filmsdulosange.fr


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