Release date23 September 2015 (2015-09-23) CastPierre Deladonchamps (Duke), Jules Gauzelin (Kevin), Patrick d'Assumçao (L'instuteur), Alexi Mathieu (Jimmy), Angelica Sarre (Pris), Fayssal Benhamed (Mouss) Similar moviesPhilippe Claudel directed A Childhood and Tous les soleils
A Childhood (French: Une Enfance) is a 2015 French drama film written and directed by Philippe Claudel.
Jimmy is 13 years old and lives in a small dilapidated town in eastern France. At a young age, he has to stand on his own feet and assume the primary care role for his younger brother Kévin. During the summer, Jimmy is forced to grow up quickly as he hovers between his errant mother and his domineering criminal stepfather.
Alexi Mathieu as Jimmy
Angélica Sarre as Pris
Pierre Deladonchamps as Duke
Jules Gauzelin as Kévin
Patrick d'Assumçao as The teacher
Fayssal Benbahmed as Mouss
Catherine Matisse as Lila
Lola Dubois as Lison
Philippe Claudel as The tennis coach
Filming took place from 9 June 2014 til 1 August.
It received the Best Film Award at the Chicago International Film Festival.