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You Will Be My Son (2011)

Tu seras mon fils (original title)
R | | Drama | 16 August 2013 (USA)
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A story that focuses on the problematic relationship between Paul Marseul, owner of a prestigious vineyard in Saint Emilion and his son, Martin, who works with him on the family estate. ... See full summary »

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Docteur Vermont
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Lacourt fils
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Shirley Bousquet ...
Jessica, la barmaid
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Gilles Kassar ...
Le vendeur chaussures
Luc Palun ...
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A story that focuses on the problematic relationship between Paul Marseul, owner of a prestigious vineyard in Saint Emilion and his son, Martin, who works with him on the family estate. Paul is a demanding and passionate wine-maker but is a domineering father. He is not happy that his son may one day succeed him. He dreams of a son who is more talented, more charismatic . . . and more in line with his own aspirations. Things deteriorate as Paul's trusted manager Francois is dying of cancer. When Francois' son Philip, also in the wine business, returns from California to look after his father, Paul sees Philip as his ideal son and turns away from his own flesh and blood. Written by Production

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Rated R for brief sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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16 August 2013 (USA)  »

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Te legyél a fiam!  »

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$15,301 (USA) (16 August 2013)

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$250,800 (USA) (25 October 2013)
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Niels Arestrup's 60th film. See more »

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Les Mots Bleus
Interprete par Alain Bashung
(Jean-Michel Jarre - Christophe)
© Editions Labrador
Avec l'aimable autorisation de Francis Dreyfuss Music
(p) 1993 Barclay
Avec l'autorisation de Universal Music Vision
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Well-crafted
18 May 2014 | by (Saffron Walden, UK) – See all my reviews

There's a grim tale well-told in 'You Will be My Son': that of an egotistical wine-maker whose love of his craft exceeds that for his son, and to such an extent that he feels under no obligation to hide it. The film pivots around these two points, indulging a sense of love for the craft of traditional wine-making, but portraying the father's behaviour in an utterly unsympathetic light. But the son is a bit too craven to be interesting: he has a mysteriously beautiful wife, and his refusal to leave, and preference to stay around and be bullied instead, is a bit mystifying; ultimately the film perhaps shares with its characters a sense that patrimony is at heart the proper way of the world. The ambiguous ending, however, is well-judged.


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