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Child's Pose film review 

Wednesday, Mar 19 2014

Calin Peter Netzer's riveting drama is an Eastern European spin on the old-fashioned "women's weepies" genre, films like 1937's Stella Dallas in which long-suffering mothers sacrificed their own happiness for the sake of their often bratty, unappreciative children. Thirty-ish man-child Barbu (Bogdan Dumitache) fits the bill: After he runs over a child-child while impatiently speeding past another car at night, his reaction to the machinations of his mother, Cornelia (Luminita Gheorghiu), as she tries to keep him out of jail and change the official record is snotty at best. It would be easy to write off Child's Pose's characters as overprivileged Eurotrash, but they could easily be Americans (or any nationality), and that's what's so chilling.

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