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Custody

93+ min. In French w/English subtitles. Kino Lorber. 2017. DVD UPC 738329233525. $29.99; Blu-ray UPC 738329233532. $34.99.
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After a tense hearing at which a judge rules against Miriam (Léa Drucker) for sole custody of her young son (Thomas Gioria) and teen daughter (Mathilde Auneveux), sharing instead with her ex-spouse Antoine (Denis Ménochet) becomes the new front in their ongoing war. The second film in a proposed trilogy (the initial half-hour entry Just Before Losing Everything is also included), writer-director Xavier Legrand's discomfiting drama gradually reveals Antoine's brutish tendencies and builds to a harrowing confrontation, and Miriam's concerns are fully vindicated.

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