Original title: L’Enfant

Director: Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne

Cast: Jérémie Rénier, Déborah François

Belgium-France 2005 | Colour | 100 mins

Avaliable on: DVD

A young couple live in a tiny flat in Belgium, hoping for a better life. Bruno relies on petty crime while Sonia claims social security benefits. In an act of desperation but unaware of the consequences, Bruno sells their infant son for quick cash. The Dardenne Brothers won the prestigious Palme d’Or for The Child, a realistic and compassionate portrait of the desperation that poverty breeds, with a pivotal central performance from Jeremie Renier.