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The Son of the Shark (1993)
"Le fils du requin" (original title)

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Brothers Martin and Simon, not yet teens, are incorrigible vandals; Martin runs away from reform school, Simon from foster homes, and they always find each other in a seacoast town of ... See full summary »

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Ludovic Vandendaele ...
Martin
Eric Da Silva ...
Simon
Sandrine Blancke ...
Marie
Maxime Leroux ...
Le père
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L'automobiliste
Rose Thiéry
Renan Mazéas
Anne-Sophie Machu
Laure Saupique
Jean-Pierre Bagot
Alain Frérot
Jean-François Perrier
Jérôme Le Paulmier
Sylvie Herbert
Marc Brunet
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Brothers Martin and Simon, not yet teens, are incorrigible vandals; Martin runs away from reform school, Simon from foster homes, and they always find each other in a seacoast town of Lignan, where their destructive behavior is infamous. (It may date to their mother's leaving the family.) Martin is philosophical, romantic, and poetic: he dreams of being the son of a shark; he holds tight to a book about goldfish his mother gave him. In both halting and wild ways, he tries to court Marie, a neighbor girl. Simon, with a pocketknife and an intractable will, seems more dangerous to others. What, on earth, is there for these children-becoming-men? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Nathalie, elle est jolie
Lyrics by Agnès Merlet
Music by Bruno Coulais
Performed by Mathieu Besnard and Francis Besnard
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A hard to find gem that must be seen
17 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

'Le Fils Du Requin' "Son of a Shark" is a brilliant film from director Agnes Merlet and screenwriter Santiago Amigorena. It tells the story of two brothers Martin and Simon Vander Hoes who are juvenile delinquents in their home town. They dropped out of school when mom left the family and they deal with the whiles of their drunken father yet they have a bond with their younger brother Luke. Martin and Simon always remain one step ahead of the law as they're always being tracked down and when they're separated from each other they have a knack for finding each other. Martin had an interest in an older girl Marie and he's desperate to have her come down to the beach with him where they'll make love once, just once and then they'll die. Martin's most quoted line; "I am the son of a man and a woman. But if I had been born the son of a female shark then, maybe I wouldn't be so mean". Sadly this film is only available on video and I have seen in in the cinema and own it on VHS. I've seen it at least 10 times but it has had the power to stay with me all these years.


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