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The Lost Son -- Xavier Lombard is a world-weary private eye in London, in exile from his native Paris; He soon gets a call from an old friend whose brother-in-law is missing.

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Release Date:
21 April 1999 (France) See more »
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Tagline:
Certaines causes méritent de tout sacrifier. See more »
Plot:
Xavier Lombard is a world-weary private eye in London, in exile from his native Paris; his best friend is Nathalie... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Not as bad as I thought it was going to be See more (31 total) »

Cast

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Daniel Auteuil ... Xavier Lombard

Nastassja Kinski ... Deborah Spitz

Katrin Cartlidge ... Emily
Marianne Denicourt ... Nathalie

Ciarán Hinds ... Carlos

Billie Whitelaw ... Mrs. Spitz
Cyril Shaps ... Mr. Spitz

Bruce Greenwood ... Friedman

Jamie Harris ... Hopper
Hemal Pandya ... Shiva
Billy Smyth ... Boy No 6

Cal Macaninch ... Martin

Mark Benton ... Giant
Michael Liebmann ... Peter
Joe White ... Barman
Natalie Rogers ... Lombard's Wife
Charlotte Carew-Gibbs ... Lombard's Daughter
Gregory McFarnon ... Leon

Marsha Fitzalan ... Mrs. Carlton

Will Welch ... Lover
Ray MacAllan ... Paul

David Hayman ... Nathalie's Pimp
Christine Perez ... Nina
Júlio Garcia ... Priest
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mem Ferda ... Pimp (as Mem Ferda)

Anneka Svenska ... Call Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Chris Menges 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Eric Leclere  writer
Margaret Leclere  writer
Mark Mills  writer

Produced by
Georges Benayoun .... executive producer
Paul Cowan .... line producer
Polly Duval .... assistant producer
Finola Dwyer .... producer
Marina Gefter .... co-producer
Judy Menges .... associate producer
Nik Powell .... executive producer
Sarah Radclyffe .... executive producer
Stephen Woolley .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Goran Bregovic 
 
Cinematography by
Barry Ackroyd 
 
Film Editing by
Luc Barnier 
Pamela Power 
 
Casting by
Catherine Conklin  (as Cathy Conklin)
Simone Pereira Hind  (as Simone Ireland)
Vanessa Pereira 
Kathy Smith 
 
Production Design by
John Beard 
 
Art Direction by
Ray Chan 
Ricky Eyres 
Louise Marzaroli 
 
Set Decoration by
Niamh Coulter 
 
Costume Design by
Rosie Hackett 
 
Makeup Department
Roseann Samuel .... hair stylist
Roseann Samuel .... makeup designer
Tina Sims .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Chris Wheeldon .... production manager: UK
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stuart Renfrew .... assistant director
 
Art Department
David Balfour .... property master
Helen Britten .... co-set decorator
Tony Chance .... storyboard artist
Kelvin Cook .... props
Bill Garber .... greensman
John M. Oswald .... on-set dresser
Lee Ross .... lead scenic
Anthony Szuch .... master drapes
Lynny Warner .... set dresser
John Wells .... chargehand dressing props
Mark Scruton .... assistant set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Chris Atkinson .... sound trainee
Christopher Atkinson .... sound assistant
Peter Burgis .... foley artist
Annie Gould .... assistant dialogue editor
Djordje Jankovic .... sound engineer
Nick Lowe .... dialogue editor
Predrag Milanovic .... sound engineer
Kate Morath .... boom operator
Ognjan Radivojevic .... sound engineer
Bjorn Ole Schroeder .... first assistant sound editor
Martin Trevis .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Bob Hollow .... special effects coordinator
Tez Palmer .... special effects technician (as Terry Palmer)
 
Visual Effects by
Sally Clayton .... digital artist
Simon Giles .... digital effects producer
Chris Petts .... digital effects animator
Peter Talbot .... effects film scanner
Matthew Twyford .... digital effects compositor
 
Stunts
Marc Cass .... stunt performer
Ray De-Haan .... stunt performer (as Ray De Han)
Tom Delmar .... stunt coordinator
Terry James .... stunt coordinator: Tuscan unit (as Terrance James)
Mark Lisbon .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tony Devlin .... electrician
Jean-Marie Leroy .... still photographer
Darin Meyer .... camera trainee: Tucson
Larry S. Prinz .... gaffer
Miles Proudfoot .... clapper loader
Diego Quemada-Díez .... assistant camera (as Diego Quemada)
Alastair Rae .... Steadicam operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Blanca Garcia .... costume supervisor
Tess Hammami .... costumer
Alex Carey .... costume breakdown artist (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Emily Grant .... assistant editor
Stephen Law .... post-production consultant
Nadia Naimi .... second assistant editor
Jamie Pearson .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Bob Last .... music consultant
Bjorn Ole Schroeder .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
J.D. Hicks .... wardrobe driver
Jason LaFountain .... driver
 
Other crew
Ryan Green .... runner
Sasha Harris .... assistant production coordinator
Jason Horwood .... stand-in
Patrick Isherwood .... production accountant
Becky Jones .... assistant location manager
Keith Mosca .... armorer
Pierre Mouline .... stand-in
Flore Rougier .... assistant to producer
Jonathan Rutter .... publicist
Rachel Quigley Smith .... assistant production accountant
Scott Stravitz .... set medic
Anthony Szuch .... master drapes
Philippa Wood .... assistant to executive producer
Steve Zielinski .... head of business affairs
 
Thanks
Dionne Walker .... the producers wish to thank
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for scenes involving sexual exploitation of children, strong violence, language and some nudity
Runtime:
102 min
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Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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 »
Movie Connections:
References Peeping Tom (1960)See more »
Soundtrack:
RequiemSee more »

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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Not as bad as I thought it was going to be, 28 November 1999

Firstly, I quite enjoyed The Lost Son. I have never seen any of the films that Daniel Auteuil had been in before, so I did not go in with any preconceptions.

He was pretty good, despite his English being a bit hard to understand on occasion. It was nice to have a mix between his English and his native French when he spoke to friends from his homeland.

The story itself is a bit convoluted, but that really doesnt matter. It changes focus half way through and really is not about finding "The Lost Son", but really about his own personal revenge against the vile people who deal in the child sex industry.

I enjoyed the music by Goran Bregovic a lot, and am going to track down more of his work.

A solid 8 out of 10.

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