After their divorce, Myriam and Antoine get shared custody of their son. This is completely against the wishes of 13-year-old Julien, who suddenly becomes the hostage of a jealous and violent father, and the shield for a terrorised mother. Pushed beyond the limits of what a child should have to endure, in an attempt to prevent the worst. Many fine films have been made about children in broken marriages, but none like 'Custody', which goes straight to the terror of everyday life and depicts anxiety and aggression with a tension and courage that is more reminiscent of Roman Polanski's 'Repulsion' than 'Kramer vs Kramer'. The film is masterfully directed by the debut director Xavier Legrand, who knows exactly what he wants in every single scene. And the performances are brutally honest, especially that of the young Thomas Gioria, who carries the demanding role of Julien with heartbreaking naturalism.

Original Title Jusqu'à la garde
Title Custody
Country France
Runtime 93 min
Director Xavier Legrand
Language French
Subtitles English
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    Year 2017
    Producers Alexandre GAVRAS
    Writers Xavier Legrand
    Cast Denis MENOCHET, Léa DRUCKER, Thomas GIORIA, Mathilde AUNEVEUX
    Camera Nathalie Durand
    Editor Yorgos Lamprinos
    Sound Julien Sicart


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