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When Did You Last See Your Father? (2007)
"And When Did You Last See Your Father?" (original title)

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The story of a son's conflicting memories of his dying father.

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The writer Blake Morrison has a non-resolved relationship with his bragger and wolf father Arthur Morrison. However, when he is diagnosed with a terminal intestine cancer, Blake leaves his wife and children and travel to the village where he spent his childhood and adolescence to help his mother and his sister to take care of Arthur along his last days. The location brings recollections of his problematic relationship with his father. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A parent and a child. The past and the present. Memories and secrets. Can you know someone for a lifetime.... and not know them at all? The life of a father. Through the journey of a son. See more »

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Biography | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, thematic material and brief strong language | See all certifications »
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5 October 2007 (UK)  »

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When Did You Last See Your Father?  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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$39,210 (USA) (6 June 2008)

Gross:

$1,071,240 (USA) (17 October 2008)
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Matthew Beard wore brown coloured contact lenses in order to look more like Colin Firth. See more »

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Blake Morrison: And when did you last see your father? Was it when they burned the coffin? Put the lid on? When he exhaled his last breath? When he sat up and said something? When he last recognized you? When he last smiled? When did you last see your father? The last time he was healthy, active? The last time he had an argument about something? Those weeks in which we tried to say goodbye were like a series of depletion's. Each day I thought 'he can't get less like himself than this.' Yet each day he did. So ...
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A Shining Path To Healing Age Old Wounds
6 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After seeing 'When Did You Last See Your Father?', I was reminded that I was relieved that when I lost my Father a scant four years ago, we parted on very good terms. This is a powder keg of a film that manages to spill many tears & hidden truths about a father & son. The story, taken from the true accounts by writer Blake Morrison,is about the love/hate, love/love, hate/hate relationship Morrison shared with his own father, played to perfection by Jim Broadbent (of many a Mike Leigh film). Besides the well written/adapted screenplay,top notch direction & superb acting by the entire cast, I really admired the photography, utilizing light & dark & positioning as a framing device. The films's editing is a sight to behold, too (the way the action cuts back & forth in time over a period of 30 plus years). Hopefully, when Oscar time rolls around next year, 'When Did You Last See Your Father' will be a prime contender for at least a couple of awards.


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