"L'enfant" is a great film for many reasons. One of them is certainly the unapologetic way it tells its story about a completely despicable guy. Bruno is a grown man refusing to do the right thing, not so much because he's bad, but more because he's completely selfish and child-like himself. While his girlfriend's in a hospital having his baby, he sublets the only place they had to live. He uses whatever money he gets from managing thieves, for himself, and worse still, he sells his own child! In spite of the contemptible life Bruno leads, it's impossible not to be drawn into it and his eventual quest to find redemption. THIS IS A GREAT FILM!!!
SONY has preserved the film's 1.66:1 aspect ratio with 16:9 enhancement. Colors seem intentionally drab and subdued for the most part. There's also a fair amount of grain. Still, it's a decent transfer and detail is excellent.
SONY has provided a DOLBY DIGITAL 5.1 mix with the original French Dialogue and optional subtitles. This is a far more aggressive mix than we'd expected. Surrounds are utilized extensively and almost overwhelm the listener at times. It's usually an engaging and well-balanced mix.