The Innocents (2016)

The Innocents (2016)

Movie Review

“The Innocents,” a new film by Belgian director Anne Fontaine, deals with the painful and uncomfortable subject of sexual crimes during the Second World War. The action is set in Poland in 1945. The protagonist Matilde Beaulieu is caring for wounded Frenchmen before they are sent home, but one day she is asked for help by nuns. It turns out that many of them are pregnant after being raped by soldiers. Fontaine’s film is an emotional story where faith and disbelief collide, as well as a cinematic account of Polish history seen from a woman’s perspective.


Screen shots


Lou de Laâge, Agata Buzek, Agata Kulesza

Movie Info

Director – Anne Fontaine
Writers – Sabrina B. Karine (scenario) Alice Vial (scenario) Anne Fontaine (adaptation: dialogue)
Taglines – Powerful and moving. Examines every moral crevice of an unthinkable scenario.
Genres – Drama History
Release date – February 10, 2016 (France)
Countries of origin – France Poland
Official sites – Mandarin Films (France) Mars Films (France)
Languages – French Polish Russian
Also known as – Agnus Dei
Filming locations – Orneta, Warminsko-Mazurskie, Poland
Production companies – Mandarin Films Aeroplan Film France 2 Cinéma
Budget – €6,400,000 (estimated)
Gross US & Canada – $1,065,665
Opening weekend US & Canada – $30,896 Jul 3, 2016
Gross worldwide – $7,400,324
Runtime – 1h 55min
Color – Color
Sound mix – Dolby Digital
Aspect ratio – 1.85 : 1


IMDb – 7.3/10
Letterboxd – 3.7/5
Rotten Tomatoes – 95%

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