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Father and Sons (2003)

Père et fils (original title)
An old man comes up with a subterfuge to reconcile his estranged sons.

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Léo
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David
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Max
Pascal Elbé ...
Simon
Marie Tifo ...
Mado
Geneviève Brouillette ...
Hélène
Pierre Lebeau ...
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Jacques Boudet ...
Joseph
Matthieu Boujenah ...
Julien
Céline Thiou ...
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Eva Saint-Paul ...
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Franck Giordanengo ...
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Nathalie Dherbey ...
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Joseph Malerba ...
Eric
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An old man comes up with a subterfuge to reconcile his estranged sons.

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20 August 2003 (France)  »

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Father and Sons  »

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$1,793,761 (France) (22 August 2003)
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A Magnificent Film with a truly great performance by Phillipe Noiret
12 November 2003 | by (Sherman Oaks) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie at the Toronto Film Festival because it starred the great actor Phillipe Noiret. It arrived with little fanfare, compared to a film like "The Barbarian Invasions," which it actually resembles. Well it turned out to be a great film, and actually better than "TBI" in that the relationships between the father and his sons were more clearly defined and developed in this film. It is touching and very funny at the same time. The film also makes some amusing digs at the French Canadians by French people from France! Anybody who sees this film will want to immediately call his or her father up if at all possible, wherever he may be, and tell him how much he is loved, for the film movingly shows the importance and uniqueness of fathers and of the power of reconciliation and forgiveness. The director in the Q & A said he wanted to simply make an entertaining film. What he has created is so much more than that!


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