MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 8,387 this week

A Bad Son (1980)
"Un mauvais fils" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  15 October 1980 (France)
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 502 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 4 critic

Bruno is released from prison. He looks for a job and tries to start a new life. His first stop is at his father's apartment.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

vu
a list of 701 titles
created 21 Sep 2011
 
a list of 48 titles
created 18 Jul 2012
 
a list of 49 titles
created 14 Feb 2013
 
a list of 48 titles
created 02 Mar 2013
 
a list of 51 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "A Bad Son" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Bad Son (1980)

A Bad Son (1980) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Bad Son.
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Coup de tête (1979)
Comedy | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

François Perrin plays football at the AS Trincamp. During a training session, he gets into a fight with Bertier, the team's star, and is ordered off the field. The club's boss, who is also ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
Stars: Patrick Dewaere, France Dougnac, Dorothée Jemma
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Maurice Dugowson
Stars: Patrick Dewaere, Miou-Miou, John Berry
Going Places (1974)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Two whimsical, aimless thugs harass and assault women, steal, murder, and alternately charm, fight, or sprint their way out of trouble. They take whatever the bourgeois characters value: ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Blier
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Patrick Dewaere, Miou-Miou
Beau Pere (1981)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

After her mother dies, fourteen-year-old Marion falls in love with her stepfather, Remy.

Director: Bertrand Blier
Stars: Patrick Dewaere, Ariel Besse, Maurice Ronet
Ryna (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In a small community in the Danube Delta that wavers between old traditions and new material aspirations, a teenager, Ryna, pays a heavy price in a search of her own identity.

Director: Ruxandra Zenide
Stars: Dorotheea Petre, Valentin Popescu, Matthieu Rozé
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Solange is depressed: she's stopped smiling, she eats little, she says less. She has fainting fits. Her husband Raoul seeks to save her by enlisting Stephane, a stranger, to be her lover. ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Blier
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Carole Laure, Patrick Dewaere
Hotel America (1981)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Hélène, a distracted pill-popping anesthetist, almost runs down Gilles one evening on a Biarritz street. She is still numb from the drowning death earlier that year of her lover, a ... See full summary »

Director: André Téchiné
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Patrick Dewaere, Etienne Chicot
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

(1961) Jean Paul Belmondo, Christine Kaufman. In this fine thriller, JP's friend ends up in prison. JP then tracks down the man responsible.

Director: Jean Becker
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Christine Kaufmann, Pierre Vaneck
La menace (1977)
Thriller | Crime | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The main character is unhappily married and has an affair. When his wife finds out, she lures his girlfriend to a cliff and throws herself of it, making the girlfriend look as her killer. ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Corneau
Stars: Yves Montand, Carole Laure, Marie Dubois
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When political thugs murder an opponent's volunteer and also kill a cop, chief inspector Verjeat believes the politician who hired them is as guilty as the murderous goon. Verjeat's pursuit... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Granier-Deferre
Stars: Lino Ventura, Patrick Dewaere, Victor Lanoux
Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Doctor Valois has invented the "flashage", a cure for depressed people. After having tested it on monkeys, he tries with a first human patient, Alain Durieux. This is great success, ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Jessua
Stars: Patrick Dewaere, Jacques Dutronc, Fanny Cottençon
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Jean-Pierre Moscardo
Stars: Jacques Dutronc, Hélène Rolles, Tanya Lopert
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Dewaere ...
...
Catherine
Jacques Dufilho ...
Adrien Dussart
Yves Robert ...
René Calgagni
Claire Maurier ...
Madeleine
André Julien ...
André
David Pontremoli ...
Carlos
Raouf Ben Yaghlane ...
Tailleb
Antoine Bourseiller ...
Le psychologue de l'hygiène mentale
Etienne Chicot ...
Serge
Pierre Maguelon ...
Le commissaire
Jean-Claude Bouillaud ...
Henri
Sandra Montaigu ...
La fille au flipper
Franck-Olivier Bonnet ...
Le patron de l'entreprise de transport
Dominique Briand ...
L'officier de police
Edit

Storyline

Bruno is released from prison. He looks for a job and tries to start a new life. His first stop is at his father's apartment.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 October 1980 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Um Mau Filho  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Bruno Calgagni: They're part-time hookers. They'll give us a cut rate because we're two. Let's ask them over.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I love it.

Claude Sautet delivers another simple story, wonderfully directed, true to life. People come and go in life, make coffee, sweat during sex. It's never boring, and -again, as in life, unpredictable sometimes. And to my sweet surprise: the ending isn't tragic. It's a shame so few have seen it.


11 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss A Bad Son (1980) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?