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The Lost Son (1999)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Romance  |  21 April 1999 (France)
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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 ... 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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" Enter the dark world of danger invites your best friend. What can possibly happen? "
29 April 2012 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This is a film called " The Lost Son. " It was interestingly directed by Chris Menges, and written by a trio of writer led by Eric Leclere. Although this story begins in London, it travels to several world locations. The hero of the movie is Xavier Lombard, (Daniel Auteuil) a soccer playing, chain smoking, Parisian Private Investigator, now living in London, England. He is visited by an old police friend named Carlos (Ciaran Hinds) who invites him to take an 'open and shut, missing person's case' primarily for the money. Lombard begins his search for the missing son, only to discover it involves a child prostitution ring, which put's his life in grave danger and reminds him of an unsolved case which took the life of his wife and daughter. The movie is a dark and sober reminder of the hidden world we live in and despite the exotic locations, serves to illustrate the unsavory elements which most of the world continues to ignore. Among the cast is Nastassja Kinski and Bruce Greenwood who is a surprising and interesting heavy. The movie is slow to develop, but with cinematic patience, one is treated to real gem and eventually a Classic for Greenwood. ****


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