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A Loving Father (2002)
"Aime ton père" (original title)

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While the whole world thinks writer Léo Shepherd is dead, he is kidnapped by his son Paul.

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Leo Shepherd
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Paul
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Virginia
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Arthur
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Marthe
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Salma
Frédéric Polier ...
Andre
Pierre-Alexandre Crevaux ...
Paul, Age 8
Pippa Schallier ...
Virginia, Age 11
Johanna Mohs ...
Pippi
Jacques Frantz ...
Antoine Levy
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Sven Boland
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Paul's fiancee
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Policeman
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Hospital nurse
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Writer Léo Shepherd lives in rural France together with his daughter Virginia, who manages his affairs. One day Virginia gets a call from the Swedish Academy. Léo has won the Nobel Prize for Literature. His estranged son Paul tries desperately to contact him, but is denied every time by his sister. When Léo starts traveling to the ceremony in Stockholm by motor bike, Paul decides to follow him and try to speak to him. Clearly Léo doesn't want to be followed, starts speeding and gets involved in a accident, but isn't badly hurt. The police confuse another motorist for Shepherd and announce his death. Paul, driven by his childhood experiences, decides to kidnap his father. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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acting quality upgraded the movie
27 June 2004 | by (new york,usa) – See all my reviews

The high level of acting and the intensity of the performances raised the overall quality of the film. Though aspects of the film may have been somewhat unrealistic,it was certainly true to itself. I also believe that it just as easily relates to any father/son relationship (where there is an inability to get past ones self and their own feelings)as it does to a famous father/son relationship. As one of the other people who issued a comment "that the film was only a form of therapy for the director" I would say that almost any work of art that is deeply felt is in a sense a form of therapy for the artist. Hopefully the therapy helped. I certainly enjoyed it.


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