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The Son of Joseph (2016)

Le fils de Joseph (original title)
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A discontented Parisian teenager in search of a father with (Mathieu Amalric) and (Fabrizio Rongione) as his, respectively, callous and gentle alternative paternal options, and (Natacha Régnier) as his single mother.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Victor Ezenfis ... Vincent
... Marie
... Joseph
... Oscar Pormenor
... Violette Tréfouille
Julia Gros de Gasquet ... Bernadette (as Julia de Gasquet)
Jacques Bonnaffé ... Le paysan
Christelle Prot ... Philomène
Adrien Michaux ... Philibert
Louise Moaty ... Comédienne
Claire Lefilliâtre ... Chanteuse
Vincent Dumestre ... Théorbiste
Tom Gaspar ... Premier garçon (as Tom Gaspar-Darmon)
Oleg Ossina ... Second garçon
Félix Debraux ... Dean
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A discontented Parisian teenager in search of a father with (Mathieu Amalric) and (Fabrizio Rongione) as his, respectively, callous and gentle alternative paternal options, and (Natacha Régnier) as his single mother.

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The Son of Joseph  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,244, 17 March 2017, Limited Release

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$28,753, 31 March 2017
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Crazy Credits

Le rat Gargantua a quitté le tournage en parfaite santé et s'est retiré dans sa villa sur la Côte d'Azur. [In English: The rat Gargantua left the shooting in perfect health and retired to his villa on the French Riviera.] See more »

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References Red Desert (1964) See more »

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Jerusalem convertere ad Dominum tuum
Arrangement by Vincent Dumestre
Performed by Le Poème Harmonique, direction by Vincent Dumestre
Published by Alpha 011
Avec l'aimable autorisation d'Alpha et de Vincent Dumestre
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Just how seriously are we meant to take this?
31 March 2018 | by See all my reviews

The poster shows a woman sitting on a donkey being lead by a man and, in this instance, a boy and with a title like "The Son of Joseph" and characters called Marie and Joseph you might be forgiven for thinking Eugene Green's film is a modern take on the Christ story, (the chapter headings also allude to the Bible). However, the link is a tenuous one at best as young Vincent goes in search of his biological father. With all the characters speaking as if to the beat of a metronome and behaving a little like robots it often feels like a comedy minus the jokes, a parody of French art-house cinema which it may well be since its director is actually American though long domicile in France. Of course, you could take it seriously as some sort of religious allegory, (the clues aren't just all there but very much in your face), ot just enjoy it as some kind of piss-take or just abandon it altogether since, to be honest, it's not all that lively. The choice, as they say, is yours.


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