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The Cinema of the Dardenne Brothers: Responsible Realism

Philip Mosley


The brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne have established an international reputation for their emotionally powerful realist cinema. Inspired by their home turf of Liège-Seraing, a former industrial hub of French-speaking southern Belgium, they have crafted a series of fiction films that blends acute observation of life on the social margins with moral fables for the postmodern age. This book analyses the brothers' career from their leftist video documentaries of the 1970s and 1980s through their debut as directors of fiction films in the late 1980s and early 1990s to their six major achievem ... More

Keywords: Dardenne Brothers, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, realist cinema, Liège-Seraing, fiction films, video documentary, film director

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780231163293
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231163293.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philip Mosley, author