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The Son (Le fils) (2002)

The Son
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Olivier Gourmet Olivier Gourmet
Morgan Marinne Morgan Marinne
Isabella Soupart Isabella Soupart
Nassim Hassaïni Nassim Hassaïni
Kevin Leroy Kevin Leroy
Félicien Pitsaer Félicien Pitsaer
Rémy Renaud Rémy Renaud
Annette Closset Annette Closset
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A very good movie

5 years, 10 months ago at Jan 26 13:05
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To be honest, even though 'Rosetta' did manage to win the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival, I really had a hard time to care about the damned thing. However, afterwards, I really enjoyed all the other movies directed by the Dardenne brothers and this one must be my favorite one ('L'enfant' was also pretty amazing though). Indeed, Olivier Gourmet who appeared very often in their movies, had ... read more
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Description: This downbeat drama by acclaimed Belgian filmmakers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne bears a thematic and formal resemblance to their previous works, La Promesse and the Palme D'Or winner Rosetta. Dardenne brothers' regular Olivier Gourmet is in every frame as the stern Olivier, a carpenter who teaches the craft to teenagers seeking a vocation. Olivier's drab routine is interrupted by the enrollment of a new student, Francis (Morgan Marinne), who becomes the object of the carpenter's inexplicable obsession. Speaking with his ex-wife, Magali (Isabella Soupart), about his new charge, Olivier reveals the reason for his fixation: Franci ... (more)
Release date: 4 October 2002
UPC: 717119875442
Tags: French (4), 2002 (3), Drama (3), Murder (3), Teenager (2), Forgiveness (2), Carpenter (2), Belgium (2), Loss Of Child (2), Father (2), Father Figure (2), Cannes (1), Mother (1), Cinema Verite (1), Worker (1), Guardian (1), Loss Of Son (1), Reconciliation (1), Cinéma Français (1), 2000s (1)
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