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Father and Sons France 2003 | 97 min | OV | | FF 2003

rated for 0 + years
“No matter whether you love him or hate him, you only have one father. It’s better to love him or hate him while he’s alive,” says first-time director Michel Boujenah. Widower Léo (Philippe Noiret) has raised his three sons to live happy lives. In actual fact, they are all discontent and on bad terms with one another. But Léo refuses to give up. Pretending to be terminally ill, his “last wish“ is for them all to go away together, confident that all will turn out well in the end. But Leo is not the only one witha huge lie in his luggage. A thought-provoking comedy on paternal love and hate.
Original title: Pere et fils
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: French
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Michel Boujenah
Screenplay: Michel Boujenah, Pascal Elbé
Cast: Philippe Noiret, Charles Berling, Bruno Putzulu, Pascal Elbé
Producer: Ariel Zeïtoun, Frédéric Bourboulon
Director of Photography: Patrick Blossier
Music: Michel Cuisson
Production Design: Michelle Pelletier, Francis Guibet
Editor: Jennifer Augé, François Gill
Sound: 0
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Format: 35 mm
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