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My Father Saved My Life (2001)
"Mon père, il m'a sauvé la vie" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  25 April 2001 (France)
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Joe, international poker player, is considered an irresponsible family-chief. His two sons drifted into gangsterism. The older dies from it. The younger, Manu, was sentenced to death. Joe takes on to a terrific battle in order to save his son. Will he succeed in it? For life has more than one trick in its well-worn sleeve.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruno Cremer ...
Joe
Vincent Lecoeur ...
Manu
Rufus ...
Grinval
Michelle Goddet ...
Emilie
Nicolas Abraham ...
Maître Hecquet
Maria Pitarresi ...
Doriane Teneraux
Eric Defosse ...
Manouche
Cédric Chevalme ...
Barthy
Gabriel Briand ...
Patron du bistrot
Charlotte Kady ...
La prostituée
François Perrot ...
Santos
Christian Auger ...
Le condamné qui ne veut pas mourir
Michel Cordes ...
Pierre Mondolini
Philippe Duclos ...
Surveillant Cobra
Sophie Ladmiral ...
Patronne auberge
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Joe, international poker player, is considered an irresponsible family-chief. His two sons drifted into gangsterism. The older dies from it. The younger, Manu, was sentenced to death. Joe takes on to a terrific battle in order to save his son. Will he succeed in it? For life has more than one trick in its well-worn sleeve. Written by Aline

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Il avait dans le coeur des jardins introuvables  »

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Great Bruno Cremer
19 January 2005 | by (France) – See all my reviews

Jose Giovanni said that only Bruno Cremer could play the role of his father. And Giovanni made the right choice. Bruno Cremer is very moving as Jo, the father of Manu. This father is not well loved (because misunderstood) by his son, but anyway, he made the maximum, even talk to the victim's family to obtain that his son doesn't die by the guillotine. The movie is well constructed, with good actors such as Rufus, in a part very different from what we are used too. Hitorically, this movie is interesting too because of the painting of the 50's and some details about the prisons and the "Death quarter". I watched this movie several times. If you buy the DVD (in French), don't forget to watch the commented film. Jose Giovanni comments the movie all along and explains many things, adding details about this period of his life.


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