Olivier, Olivier

Olivier, Olivier


Reviewed by: John Reid

This intriguing French thriller investigates the disappearance of a young boy and his sudden reappearance six years later and how it affects his already nerve ridden family.

The film revolves around the emotional breakdown of the family when six-year-old Olivier vanishes on the way to visit his sick grandmother. His older sister begins to burn herself with cigarettes. His father takes a job in Africa and his mother has a very severe depression.

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The family’s reaction to Olivier's sudden return is also examined, most specifically through his sister's strange psychic skills.

Co-writer/director Agnieszka Holland has crafted a disturbing Hitchcockian mystery, which features good performances from the cast. However, the film loses a mark for its poor ending, which seems deliberately to alienate the viewer.

Reviewed on: 25 Jul 2007
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The mystery of the boy who disappeared.
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Director: Agnieszka Holland

Writer: Agnieszka Holland, Yves Lapointe

Starring: Gregoire Colin, Francois Cluzet, Emmanuel Morozof, Marina Golovine, Jean-Francois Stevenin, Frederic Quiring, Brigitte Rouan, Faye Gatteau

Year: 1992

Runtime: 105 minutes

BBFC: 15 - Age Restricted

Country: France


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