Custody is a 2017 French drama film directed by Xavier Legrand. The film stars Léa Drucker, Denis Ménochet, Thomas Gioria, and Mathilde Auneveux. The film follows a divorced couple who are forced to work together to raise their son after a custody battle. The film opens with a scene of a young boy, Julien, being taken away from his mother, Miriam, by his father, Antoine. Miriam is devastated by the decision, and she tries to fight it, but she is unsuccessful. The film then cuts to a few years later, when Julien is now 11 years old. He is living with his father, and he is struggling to adjust to his new life. He misses his mother, and he is angry at his father for taking him away from her. One day, Miriam visits Julien at school. She tells him that she is going to fight for custody of him, and she asks him if he wants to live with her. Julien is hesitant, but he eventually agrees. Miriam then files a motion for a new custody hearing. The hearing is a difficult one. Miriam and Antoine both present their cases, and they each try to convince the judge that they are the better parent. The judge ultimately decides to give Julien joint custody of his parents. Julien is initially happy with the decision, but he soon realizes that it is not as easy as he thought it would be. He has to spend time with both of his parents, and he has to deal with the tension between them. He also has to deal with the fact that he is no longer living with his mother full-time. Custody is a powerful film that explores the complex issues of divorce and child custody. The film is well-acted, and it is directed with sensitivity and insight. The film is a must-see for anyone who is interested in family law or child psychology.

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Custody  (2016)

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Custody is a 2017 French drama film directed by Xavier Legrand. The film stars Léa Drucker, Denis Ménochet, Thomas Gioria, and Mathilde Auneveux. The film follows a divorced couple who are forced to work together to raise their son after a custody battle. The film opens with a scene of a young boy, Julien, being taken away from his mother, Miriam, by his father, Antoine. Miriam is devastated by the decision, and she tries to fight it, but she is unsuccessful. The film then cuts to a few years later, when Julien is now 11 years old. He is living with his father, and he is struggling to adjust to his new life. He misses his mother, and he is angry at his father for taking him away from her. One day, Miriam visits Julien at school. She tells him that she is going to fight for custody of him, and she asks him if he wants to live with her. Julien is hesitant, but he eventually agrees. Miriam then files a motion for a new custody hearing. The hearing is a difficult one. Miriam and Antoine both present their cases, and they each try to convince the judge that they are the better parent. The judge ultimately decides to give Julien joint custody of his parents. Julien is initially happy with the decision, but he soon realizes that it is not as easy as he thought it would be. He has to spend time with both of his parents, and he has to deal with the tension between them. He also has to deal with the fact that he is no longer living with his mother full-time. Custody is a powerful film that explores the complex issues of divorce and child custody. The film is well-acted, and it is directed with sensitivity and insight. The film is a must-see for anyone who is interested in family law or child psychology.

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Viola Davis

Martha Schulman
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Hayden Panettiere

Ally Fisher
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Catalina Sandino Moreno

Sara Diaz
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Tony Shalhoub

Jason Schulman
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Ellen Burstyn

Beatrice Fisher
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Raúl Esparza

Luis Sanjuro
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Dan Fogler

Keith Denholz
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Jaden Michael

David Diaz
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Bryce Lorenzo

Tia Diaz
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Nicholas L. Ashe

Elliot Schulman
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Julius Tennon

Court Officer Joe
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Karen Pittman

Elaine Dunbar
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Roger Robinson

Martha's Father
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Shacha Temirov

Anthony (as Shakjzodbek Temirov)
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Charlotte Maier

Barnes
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Tony Torn

Byron
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Daniel Gerroll

Campbell Fisher
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Myra Lucretia Taylor

Mrs. Chaney
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Valerie Cruz

Claudia Sanjuro
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Patricia Kalember

Wendy Fisher
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Marceline Hugot

ACS Rep
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Keona Welch

Waitress
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Stephen Kunken

Mark Dooley
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David Aaron Baker

Drew
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Olivia Gilkison-Parrish

Emily Fisher
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Frank Wood

Uncle Frank
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Shenell Edmonds

Sheila
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Selenis Leyva

Jackie
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Elisa Perry

Denise
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Dante E. Clark

Isaiah
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Olga Merediz

Joyce
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Will Hardyman

Richard
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Sharrieff Pugh

Shawn
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Kate Jennings Grant

Nancy
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Pilar Witherspoon

Mrs. Washington
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Anthony Ruiz

Neighbor
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Mike Carlsen

Actor
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Roma Torre

TV Newscaster
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James Tronsor

Foster Home Boy
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Richard R. Corapi

Judge
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Danny Doherty

Jay
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Lia Fietz

Maria Silva
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Esmeralda Frias

Rosie Martinez
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Takako Haywood

Court Clerk
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Samantha Hlavacek

Birthday party attendee
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Tarik Lowe

Court Officer 1
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Scott Martin

Anger Management Group Member
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Michael Anne Osborne

Sofia Martinez
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Matthew Preston

Peter Prescott
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Ralph Rodriguez

Anger Management Charley
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Blythe Sim

Polly (as Blythe Merus Sim)
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Jaiden Unthank

Foster kid
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Justin Wang

Sleazy One Night Stand
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Rosemary Howard

Family Services Counselor (uncredited)
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Debra Lass

Judge (uncredited)
Crew
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James Lapine

Director
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James Lapine

Writer
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