Monday 26th March 2012
Written and directed by Mélanie Laurent and dtarring Mélanie Laurent, Marie Denarnaud, Denis Menochet and Clémentine Célarié, The Adopted is released on DVD from 2nd April 2012 by StudioCanal.
Mélanie Laurent (Rivals, The Concert) reunites with her Inglourious Basterds co-star Denis Menochet in her directorial debut, a heartfelt, hopeful and bittersweet take on love and rebirth. The Adopted is the story of a family of women whose lives are never easy but who, over time, manage to surmount their difficulties.
Vivacious and alluring, Lisa (Mélanie Laurent) and her adoptive sister Marine (Marie Denarnaud, Ma Femme est une actrice) have been inseparable since they were ten years old. With Lisa's mother Millie (Clémentine Célarié, Betty Blue), they have forged a deep bond that protects them from life's hard knocks.
Together, the three women offer Lisa's young son, Leo, the security and affection that allow him to blossom. When one of them falls in love, however, the quirky family's balance is thrown off. Before they can make individual adjustments to prolong their collective happiness, fate throws tragedy at them and the family must realign with a new reality in order to turn loss into hope and love.
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