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The Lost Son (1999)

Xavier Lombard is a world-weary private eye in London, in exile from his native Paris; his best friend is Nathalie, a high-class call girl. He gets a call from an old friend from the Paris ... See full summary »

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Xavier Lombard
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Emily
Marianne Denicourt ...
Nathalie
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Mrs. Spitz
Cyril Shaps ...
Mr. Spitz
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Hopper
Hemal Pandya ...
Shiva
Billy Smyth ...
Boy No 6
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Martin
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Giant
Michael Liebmann ...
Peter
Joe White ...
Barman
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Xavier Lombard is a world-weary private eye in London, in exile from his native Paris; his best friend is Nathalie, a high-class call girl. He gets a call from an old friend from the Paris police department, now a businessman whose brother-in-law is missing. The missing man's parents hire Xavier over their daughter's objections, and quickly he finds himself in the realm of children's sexual slavery. He guesses that the lost son is dead and shifts his focus to finding and breaking this lucrative business of child trafficking. He involves a reluctant Nathalie to hunt "the Austrian," the shadowy head of the business. Violence erupts quickly, and Xavier soon has little more to lose. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for scenes involving sexual exploitation of children, strong violence, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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After 45 features in his native language, this is Daniel Auteuil's first English speaking role. See more »

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Lombard picks up a Walther PPK pistol with the magazine removed. He cycles the slide and then inserts the magazine. Although it appears he was charging the weapon, all he has done is ensure the gun is not loaded (there may be rounds in the mag, but there is no round in the chamber). See more »

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Features Sleeping Beauty (1922) See more »

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Requiem
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An atmospheric metaphysical thriller which explores the themes of loss and entrapment with power and sensitivity.
23 May 2001 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Auteuil is magnificent as the French loner who has somehow become a lost soul among the shadows of London's West End. The private detective, who discovers the cracks in his own life though an investigation that leads him through the seedy underworld of the child prostitution trade, takes us through the shoking stages of his discovery with much suspense. One of the best modern detective stories to have been filmed in London for many years and a film that deserves much better attention than it got when first released.


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