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When Did You Last See Your Father? (2007)

And When Did You Last See Your Father? (original title)
PG-13 | | Biography, Drama | 4 July 2008 (USA)
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 Arthur 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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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, thematic material and brief strong language | See all certifications »
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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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£133,347 (UK) (5 October 2007)

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$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: [making a public speech] You know, my dad always used to say that being a poet is all well and good but it's no way to make a living.
Arthur Morrison: Too true.
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Recollections of Father and Son Relationship
11 December 2009 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The writer Blake Morrison (Colin Firth) has a non-resolved relationship with his bragger and wolf father Arthur Morrison (Jim Broadbent). 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.

"And When Did You Last See Your Father?" is a sensitive movie about father and son problematic relationship. Through the recollections of Blake, the viewer understand the many unresolved situations that made him indifferent (or even hating) his flawed father that loved him indeed. In the end, it dawns on him that his father is gone and he will never see him again; and he grieves and regrets the lost moments he had along his life to stay with him. And you, when did you last see your father? My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Quando Você Viu Seu Pai Pela Última Vez?" ("When Did You Last See Your Father?")


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