Watch: Jusqu’à la garde 2017 123movies, Full Movie Online – Antoine Besson, Miriam’s divorced husband, is a nice man. In charge of security in a hospital, he is esteemed both by his superiors and his fellow colleagues. Moreover he is a good father who, willing to be closer to his eleven-year-old son Julien, has chosen to be transferred to the town where the boy lives with his mother and his older sister Joséphine, soon to be of age. That is the very reason why Antoine, the caring father, is asking for joint custody of Julien. Well, all that would be fine provided Antoine actually was the man he claims to be. The trouble is that his wife and his two children see him in a very different light. For in the past, Antoine was far from an angel. On the contrary, he had a knack for creating an atmosphere of permanent fear at home, going as far as to occasionally beat his wife under his children’s eyes. And he got away with it all the more easily as Miriam, wishing to avoid even more problems, never lodged a complaint against him – a fact that eventually turns against her. Which is why, despite the fact that Julien does not want to see his father any more, the family court judge complies with Antoine’s request..
Plot: In the midst of a divorce, Miriam Besson decides to ask for exclusive custody of her son, in order to protect him from a father that she is accusing of violence. The judge-in-charge of the file grants a shared custody to the father whom it considers abused. Taken as a hostage between his parents, Julien Besson will do everything to prevent the worst from happening.
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A horror film
Denis Menochet, best known to American audiences as the French farmer in the introductory scene of Inglorious Bastards, gives a riveting and horrifying performance as an abusive husband and father separated from his wife and vying for joint custody. This is essentially a horror film, where the tightly wound father and husband is no less fearsom than a monster or killer.
Miriam Besson is tired of living with Antoine, a security agent prone to domestic violence. The mother of Josephine, 18, and Julien, 11, she seeks a divorce and sole custody of the boy, whom she wants to protect from his father and his brutal outbursts. But the judge in charge of the case, considering that Antoine Besson’s rights have been violated, granted Miriam only joint custody. From now on, Julien finds himself caught between his parents at war, and especially under the regular control of his father, loving but unpredictable and sometimes even terrifying.
A first feature film of unusual intensity. After an almost documentary beginning, which one would think was shot by Depardon (the truer than true hearing of a couple divorced by a judge), the film gradually switches to the psychological thriller (the meticulous study of the behavior of a father not devoid of love but aggressive, harassing and even violent as soon as he feels upset) to end in a high note : the last part of the movie is regular shocker all the more horrifying as it is masterfully directed by Xavier Legrand, excellent at alternating the unspoken, the silences inflated with threats and the explosions of savage violence. Thanks to him (some will say because of him) we are plunged head first into one of those family dramas that we just slide over in the media and made to feel in our flesh the absolute horror of such situations. The helmer is strongly supported by his three main performers, who live the situation rather than play it, the eruptive hulk Denis Ménochet (in his greatest role), the sensitive and stressed Léa Drucker and the fragile but valiant blond Thomas Gioria. “Jusqu’à la garde” is an unprecedented cross between documentary, French-style psychological drama and genre film à la Mario Bava or Dario Argento. Don’t miss it… if you have the nerves!
Original Language fr
Runtime 1 hr 33 min (93 min)
Genre Drama, Thriller
Director Xavier Legrand
Writer Xavier Legrand
Actors Léa Drucker, Denis Ménochet, Thomas Gioria
Awards 23 wins & 33 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital (as Dolby 5.1)
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format D-Cinema, DCP (as DCP 4)