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Father of My Children (2009)
"Le père de mes enfants" (original title)

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A film producer struggles with suicidal despair.

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Louis-Do de Lencquesaing ...
Grégoire Canvel
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Sylvia Canvel
Alice de Lencquesaing ...
Clémence Canvel
Alice Gautier ...
Valentine Canvel
Manelle Driss ...
Billie Canvel
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Serge
Sandrine Dumas ...
Valérie, l'assistante de production
Dominique Frot ...
Bérénice, la directrice de production
Antoine Mathieu ...
Frédéric, le comptable
Igor Hansen-Løve ...
Arthur Malkavian
Elsa Pharaon ...
Colette, la secrétaire
Olivia Ross ...
Anja, la stagiaire
Jamshed Usmonov ...
Kova Asimov
Cori Shim ...
Ji Hong, la cinéaste coréenne
Yejin Kim ...
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In the first half, Gregoire, a movie producer of great charm, owner of Moon Films, plays with his younger daughters, talks with his wife and his eldest daughter, and keeps his studio going while one project hemorrhages money and creditors circle. In the second half, Sylvia, his Italian wife, tries to hold the family together as she looks fully into Moon Films' troubles. She meets with a banker, a temperamental Swede, Russian TV magnates, a film lab exec, and Moon's lawyer. Clémence, the oldest daughter, goes on her own search. Debt can crush; how does a family pick up the pieces? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Artist. Mentor. Love of my life.

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16 December 2009 (France)  »

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$10,414 (USA) (21 May 2010)

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$144,022 (USA) (25 June 2010)
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Vaguely based on the real story of Humbert Balsan, a film producer who committed suicide in 2005. See more »

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Loosely based on the life of famous French film producer Humbert Balsan (1954-2005)
22 October 2013 | by (FIPRESCI/Cinema of the world) – See all my reviews

Apart from having loads of incomplete information about the lifestyles of film stars, most people also have their minds full of vague ideas about film producers as they are taken for rich businessmen. A layman doesn't think twice before believing that producers would be willing to invest in any film. Father, producer and suicide are three key words which describe the essence of Mia Hansen-Løve's film 'Father of my children'/Le Père De Mes Enfants". In the beginning, there is a doting father in this film who has immense love for his children. What is worth appreciating is the fact that despite his tight schedule, he manages to spend time with his family. From a sociological point of view, family is the most important social structure known to human beings. This is one reason why the film's protagonist takes good care of his family. He knows that he can strike a fine balance with family life and work. However, there are times when life offers new surprises. It is at this stage that one witnesses how despair,tremendous pressure drive a famous producer to commit suicide. The real worth of a human being can be measured only at the time of his/her absence. This maxim can be applied to this film's title which looks at a father who is no more from the point of view of his children and wife.


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