In Safe Hands

From The Distrib Films Collection

Directed by Jeanne Herry

110 minutes / Color
French / English subtitles
Release: 2018
Copyright: 2018

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The second feature film from actress-turned-filmmaker Jeanne Herry (NUMBER ONE FAN) takes us deep into the world of French human services, where the fate of one baby exposes the conflicting fears and desires of the many people involved.

When baby Theo’s birth mother surrenders him for adoption, child protection services worker Karine (Sandrine Kiberlain, NUMBER ONE FAN) is called into action. Karine entrusts Theo to Jean (Gilles Lellouche, TELL NO ONE) – no stranger to the foster care system himself – who agrees to care for the newborn until a suitable home can be found. Meanwhile, Alice (Élodie Bouchez, GUY) who has never given up on her dream to be a mother, now faces the prospect of this dream coming true.

“Intelligently observed and backed by a strong cast.” —Hollywood Reporter

“A very interesting foundation for a movie. The process is displayed with warmth, humor and authenticity.” —FRANCE 24

“This film is sensitive, emotional and filled with humanity. The message conveyed is as important as Standing Tall by Emmanuel Bercot.” —CNEWS

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Select Accolades

  • 6 César Award Nominations
  • Winner Golden Bayard, Namur International Festival of French-Speaking Film 2018  


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