The Missing Half


Time Out says

Provincial bourgeois couple Claire and Pierre are expecting twins, but elect to abort one foetus - a decision which so overwhelms Pierre he withdraws from the relationship and in effect 'adopts' Laurent, a disabled young man who is losing his sight. The French title ('The Other') is more appropriate for this strange, testing film, influenced, at a guess, by the spare spiritual rigour of the Dardenne brothers (albeit with odd absurdist touches more in line with Mariage's previous The Carriers Are Waiting). It's a film of pointed asymmetries, but in the end its redemptive poetics are only half convincing.


Release details

71 mins

Cast and crew

Benoît Mariage
Benoît Mariage
Dominque Baeyens
Philippe Grand'Henry
Laurent Kuenhen
Jan Decleir