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The Good Son (2001)

Le bon fils (original title)
Teenager Luc learns about love, life and friendship when he, his mother Liliane and his little brother Paul visit their grandmother for a holiday in Calais.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jérémie Lippmann ...
Luc
Max Boublil ...
Manuel
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Mamie Michelle
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Liliane
Nicole Kaufmann ...
Claudine Baschet ...
La prostituée
Josette Ménard ...
Valérie
Sullivan Sebag ...
Paul
Thomas Cliquennois ...
Le dragueur
Bruno Tuchszer ...
Le serveur
Amandine Ickx ...
Jumelle 1
Sarah Ickx ...
Jumelle 2
Nicolas Lalau ...
Lycéen 1
Julien Coulibeuf ...
Lycéen 2
Edouard Launay ...
Lycéen 3
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Bonjour tristesse: Teenager Luc lives with his mother Liliane and his little brother Paul in Paris, has to cope with the fact that his mother is a prostitute and practically raise his brother alone. Luc is disillusioned. One day, little Paul wants to phone his grandmother in Nord-pas-de-Calais, one thing leads to another and suddenly the whole family finds themselves in a holiday in northern France. For Liliane it means a reunion with her mother, for Luc and Paul the reunion with their grandmother. And then someday on the beach Luc gets to know Manu(el) who teaches him lessons in love, life, fun, teenagerhood and friendship. Written by Smoothhoney1265

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8 June 2001 (France)  »

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Mein Freund für einen Sommer  »

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Paul: May I call grandmother? I want to tell her the poem I've learned at school.
Liliane: You've learned a poem, dear? Come on, tell it to us!
Paul: It's for grandmothers only!
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nice movie
30 August 2005 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

As there is no comment I'll give at least a short one. I haven't seen the first 15 minutes but the rest.

A 17 years old boy meets another boy of the same age on the beach. This seems to be the beginning of a friendship which only lasts for the summer. Later they have a quarrel but both learn something from the other (this were parts of the description of the movie given by the TV station on a subject evening but in German).

The movie was interesting to watch because the details of the main characters were revealed one by one till the end. I liked the actors too. There was almost no "action" but it was IMHO realistic so some people will find it boring what was the thing in some scenes for me.


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