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Release Date:
19 September 2001 (Belgium) See more »
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When his long-time disappeared father is entering his life again, Jean-Luc, a successful doctor, has no option but to face his own life story. Will he ever be able to forget and forgive? Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Oedipus complex revisited the French way... See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Michel Bouquet ... Maurice

Charles Berling ... Jean-Luc

Natacha Régnier ... Isa

Amira Casar ... Myriem
Stéphane Guillon ... Patrick
Hubert Koundé ... Jean-Toussaint
Karole Rocher ... Laetitia
Marie Micla ... The Prostitute
Nicole Evans ... The Female Patient
Philippe Lehembre ... Homeless Guy / Elderly Patient
Pierre Londiche ... Isa's Father
Jean-Christophe Lemberton ... Cyril
Manoëlle Gaillard ... Isa's Mother
Etienne Louvet ... Myriem's Son
Claude Koener ... The Official
Thierry de Carbonnières ... Guest at the Reception
Nathalie Mathis ... Magali
Emanuel Booz ... The Manager (as Emmanuel Booz)

François Berléand ... The Patient

Directed by
Anne Fontaine 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jacques Fieschi 
Anne Fontaine 

Produced by
Philippe Carcassonne .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jocelyn Pook 
 
Cinematography by
Jean-Marc Fabre 
 
Film Editing by
Guy Lecorne 
 
Casting by
Stéphane Foenkinos 
 
Production Design by
Sylvain Chauvelot 
 
Set Decoration by
Joël Lavrut 
 
Costume Design by
Corinne Jorry 
 
Makeup Department
Franck-Pascal Alquinet .... key hair stylist
Franck-Pascal Alquinet .... key makeup artist
Thi Thanh Tu Nguyen .... makeup artist (as Thi-Thanh-Tu Nguyen)
Thi-Loan Nguyen .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Nathalie Dages .... unit manager
Brigitte Faure .... post-production manager
Marie-Hélène Labret .... unit manager (as Marie-Hélène Lambret)
Bruno Perdrigeat .... unit manager
Thierry Peythieu .... unit manager
Frédéric Sauvagnac .... production manager
Franck Vade .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Daniel Marchaudon .... assistant director
Laurent Perreau .... assistant director
Thierry Verrier .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Jean-Marc Albertoni .... carpenter
Lionel Callari .... property master
Eric Chemel .... assistant set decorator
Pascal Courtinel .... chief painter
Dominique Junca .... painter
Jérôme Larivière .... chief carpenter
Joël Lavrut .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Nicolas Cantin .... sound assistant
Pascal Chauvin .... sound effects editor
Pascal Dedeye .... sound effects editor
Roman Dymny .... assistant sound editor
Dominique Gaborieau .... sound mixer
Dimitri Haulet .... sound assistant
Jean-Claude Laureux .... sound
Patrice Séverac .... post-synchronization
Jean-Alexandre Villemer .... sound recordist
Francis Wargnier .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Philippe Teissier .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Guy-Auguste Boléat .... key grip
Bruno Calvo .... still photographer
Michel Dechaud .... key grip
Nabil Dridi .... electrician
Laurent Hincelin .... first assistant camera
Jean-Bernard Josko .... grip
Eric Le Roux .... Steadicam operator
Jean-Claude Lother .... still photographer
Pascal Payet .... grip
Marion Rey .... second assistant camera
Luc Reyrolle .... electrician
Christian Weyers .... gaffer
 
Casting Department
Priscilla Gessati .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hélène Kurant .... assistant costumer
Maïra Ramedhan Levi .... assistant costume designer (as Maira Ramedhan Lévy)
Maïra Rhamedhan .... assistant costumer
 
Editorial Department
Fabrice Dequeant .... color timer
Christian Dutac .... color timer
Anja Lüdcke .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Edouard Dubois .... music consultant
Geoff Foster .... score recordist
 
Other crew
Franck Belaiche .... production assistant (as Franck Prince)
Sandrine Boulet .... production assistant
Dominique Collobert .... production administrator
Jérôme Cusin .... stage manager
Danielle Dumanoir .... production secretary
Valérie Novel .... location scout
Maggie Perlado .... script supervisor
Mathias Duhayer .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Comment j'ai tué mon père" - Spain (original title)
"My Father and I" - USA (DVD title)
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Runtime:
98 min
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | France:U | Netherlands:AL | Singapore:NC-16 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Oedipus complex revisited the French way..., 22 September 2001
Author: davidguy from Paris

The last opus of Anne Fontaine is a combination of two influences: Oedipus complex and Nettoyage A Sec (Fontaine's previous film).

What it takes from the Oedipus story is of course the conflictual relationship between Charles Berling (the son) and Michel Bouquet (the father), and how Berling tries to 'kill' his father to affirm his own identity. From Nettoyage A Sec, the film takes his structure: how a seemingly ideal couple (Berling and Regnier) copes with the unexpected intrusion of the father.

If it were just for the acting, How I killed my Father would deserve a 10. Bouquet and Berling share an astounding intimacy on screen which interestingly happened off the set as well (they wrote a book of thoughts together just after the shoot). Regnier is surprisingly convincing in the beautiful up-class wife; what a versatility after her role in the Dreamlife of Angels when she was a young insecure squatter. However there is no special twist in the storyline, like one which made Nettoyage A Sec so disturbing...

To sum up, a good acting piece which failed to deliver in the drama.

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