Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize Un Certain regard at the Cannes Film
Belgium's Oscar Entry.
“A harrowing picture of the memories many of us have tried to forget”-
“A must-see drama about school bullying”- Los Angeles Times
Nora (Maya Vanderbeque), an anxious 7-year-old, must return to school
despite her distress and longing to stay with her dad (Karim Leklou).
Despite Nora’s age, she soon becomes responsible for her older brother,
Abel (Günter Duret), who is being tormented by the other kids. This
puts Nora in a quandary – should she tell the adults or remain silent
out of solidarity with her brother? Once Nora discovers Abel soaking
wet, she feels compelled to take action, but just makes things worse.
The authorities at school generally turn a blind eye, and her father
remains powerless, kept at a distance from the confines of the school.
An eventual confrontation between Nora and Abel leads to a startling