Private Property (Nue propriete)
Private Property (Nue propriete) (2007)

A beautiful old farm in Belgium is home to Pascale and her twin sons Thierry and François . Although loving and ostensibly supportive of one another, each is still reeling from the divorce that divided the family some years earlier. Now in… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 18, 2007
DVD Release Date: September 11, 2007
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Private Property overcomes its slow pace with tight direction from Joachim Lafosse and an intriguing performance from Isabelle Huppert.

Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly

The effect of all this acting out is less erotic than helplessly childish.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

What draws us into "Private Property" is how so many things happen under the surface, never commented upon. At any given moment, we cannot say for sure what the characters fully feel, since they often act at right angles to their emotions.

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Peter Bradshaw

Intense and very involving drama by Belgian director Joachim Lafosse.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

An impeccably acted character drama revolving around a mother and her teenage twin sons, Private Property shows how strong and how terrifying the bonds within families can be.

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Tasha Robinson
Chicago Tribune

[Director] Lafosse's frustrating, yet beautifully elegiac coda emphasizes the point that his production and storytelling style have been making throughout: Private Property is about processes, not conclusions.

James Christopher
Times (UK)

Brilliantly acted but oppressively dour.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

It wouldn't be accurate to call Private Property a thriller, but it has a slow-burning intensity that's oddly suspenseful, and it shifts gears effectively once the tense family dynamic suddenly changes.

Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

Lafosse has made a mordant movie beyond genres -- and one that is too mesmerizing to miss.

Steve Watson

Ingeniously uncomfortable but occasionally too opaque, Private Property is a darkly inventive family drama.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Abell
Tough to watch this family disintegrate before our eyes, but that is what we are asked to do. Pascale (Isabelle Huppert) has indulged her adult twin sons, the… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Private Property", Pascale(Isabelle Huppert) lives with her two grown sons, Thierry(Jeremie Renier) and Francois(Yannick… More