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A Bad Son (1980)

Un mauvais fils (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 15 October 1980 (France)
Bruno is released from prison. He looks for a job and tries to start a new life. His first stop is at his father's apartment.

Director:

Claude Sautet

Writers:

Daniel Biasini (screenplay), Daniel Biasini (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Dewaere ... Bruno Calgagni
Brigitte Fossey ... Catherine
Jacques Dufilho Jacques Dufilho ... Adrien Dussart
Yves Robert ... René Calgagni
Claire Maurier Claire Maurier ... Madeleine
André Julien André Julien ... André
David Pontremoli David Pontremoli ... Carlos
Raouf Ben Yaghlane Raouf Ben Yaghlane ... Tailleb
Antoine Bourseiller Antoine Bourseiller ... Le psychologue de l'hygiène mentale
Etienne Chicot ... Serge
Pierre Maguelon ... Le commissaire
Jean-Claude Bouillaud Jean-Claude Bouillaud ... Henri
Sandra Montaigu Sandra Montaigu ... La fille au flipper
Franck-Olivier Bonnet Franck-Olivier Bonnet ... Le patron de l'entreprise de transport
Dominique Briand ... L'officier de police
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Bruno is released from prison. He looks for a job and tries to start a new life. His first stop is at his father's apartment.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 October 1980 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Um Mau Filho See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Bruno Calgagni: They're part-time hookers. They'll give us a cut rate because we're two. Let's ask them over.
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Simply Superb!
23 January 2012 | by RizwanbinriazSee all my reviews

This is one of the most beautiful movies I have seen in a long time. In fact, the credit of finding it goes to late Patrick Dewaere whose film "Going Places" made me such a big fan of his that I set out to watch all his great works. This is among his best. Indeed, French movies carry something that goes straight to the heart transcending all borders and boundaries. This saga of father son relationship is told with such relaxed pace without dramatizing the situations. Both father and the son are humans who love each other and care for each other, yet unable to come to terms with their own demons. It's strange why that great actor like Patrick Dewaere despite living a short life left behind a volume of exemplary performances has not been awarded his due place amongst the greatest stars of the world. I give this film 9 out of 10


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