In Safe Hands

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France | 2018 | 107 minutes | Jeanne Herry

September 29, 2019

French Cinema Now

Friction between a birth mother, social workers, foster caregivers, and a prospective parent fuel the drama in this story of an adorable babe's first three months in France's adoption system.

From director Jeanne Henry (Number One Fan, FCN 2014), comes this riveting drama about a newborn named Théo who becomes a ward of the state. He ends up in limbo between social workers, the foster system, and an adoptive mother, swinging from intense determination to uncertainty, and, ultimately, joy: all par for the course while seeking the proper environment for a baby's life to begin.

  • Original Language Title: Pupille
  • Director: Jeanne Herry
  • Principal Cast: Sandrine Kiberlain, Gilles Lellouche, Élodie Bouchez, Miou-Miou, Stéfi Celma
  • Country: France
  • Year: 2018
  • Running Time: 107 minutes
  • Producer: Alain Attal, Vincent Mazel, Hugo Sélignac
  • Screenplay: Jeanne Herry
  • Cinematographers: Sofian El Fani
  • Language: French
  • Has Subtitles: Yes