The Child Movie

Who's Involved:

Olivier Gourmet, Jeremie Renier, Fabrizio Rongione, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Denis Freyd, Deborah François, Jeremie Segard

Release Date:

Friday, March 24, 2006


Runtime: 1 hr, 35 m
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

A dispossessed twenty-year old Bruno lives with his eighteen-year-old girlfriend Sonia in Seraing, an eastern Belgian steel town. They live off Sonia's unemployment benefits along with the panhandling and petty thefts committed by Bruno and his gang. Their lives change forever when Sonia gives birth to their child, Jimmy. She returns home after Jimmy's birth to find that Bruno has sublet their apartment to total strangers. After an initial and promising change of heart about becoming a father and changing his ways, Jimmy becomes little more to Bruno than a potential source of wealth. Desperate for money and unable to face his parental responsibilities, Bruno sells Jimmy to a black market connection, who promises to find the child an adoptive home. Realizing the error in his actions Bruno sets out to try and undo his callous deed, leading him to a powerful personal transformation.

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Who stars in The Child: Cast List

"Frankie" , "Slalom"  

"Savage State" , "Never Grow Old"  

"Two Days, One Night" , "Home"  

"Azor" , "Two Days, One Night"  


Who's making The Child: Crew List

A look at the The Child behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's writer Jean-Pierre Dardenne last wrote Two Days, One Night and Lorna's Silence.



Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Luc Dardenne
Denis Freyd

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Production: What we know about The Child?

Filming Timeline

  1. December 1969: The film was in Completed status.

The Child Release Date: When was the film released?

The Child was released in 2006 on Friday, March 24, 2006 (). There were 9 other movies released on the same date, including Americano, Stay Alive and Inside Man.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

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