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The Son of the Shark (1993)

Le fils du requin (original title)
Brothers Martin and Simon, not yet teens, are incorrigible vandals; Martin runs away from reform school, Simon from foster homes, and they always find each other in a seacoast town of ... See full summary »

Director:

Agnès Merlet

Writers:

Santiago Amigorena, Agnès Merlet (writer/adaptor)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ludovic Vandendaele Ludovic Vandendaele ... Martin
Eric da Silva Eric da Silva ... Simon (as Eric Da Silva)
Sandrine Blancke Sandrine Blancke ... Marie
Maxime Leroux Maxime Leroux ... Le père
Yolande Moreau ... L'automobiliste
Rose Thiéry Rose Thiéry
Renan Mazéas Renan Mazéas
Anne-Sophie Machu Anne-Sophie Machu
Laure Saupique Laure Saupique
Jean-Pierre Bagot Jean-Pierre Bagot
Alain Frérot Alain Frérot
Jean-François Perrier
Jérôme Le Paulmier Jérôme Le Paulmier
Sylvie Herbert Sylvie Herbert
Marc Brunet Marc Brunet
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Storyline

Brothers Martin and Simon, not yet teens, are incorrigible vandals; Martin runs away from reform school, Simon from foster homes, and they always find each other in a seacoast town of Lignan, where their destructive behavior is infamous. (It may date to their mother's leaving the family.) Martin is philosophical, romantic, and poetic: he dreams of being the son of a shark; he holds tight to a book about goldfish his mother gave him. In both halting and wild ways, he tries to court Marie, a neighbor girl. Simon, with a pocketknife and an intractable will, seems more dangerous to others. What, on earth, is there for these children-becoming-men? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

Belgium | France | Luxembourg

Language:

French

Release Date:

24 November 1993 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Son of the Shark See more »

Filming Locations:

Ault, Somme, France See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Connections

Features Danton (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Nathalie, elle est jolie
Lyrics by Agnès Merlet
Music by Bruno Coulais
Performed by Mathieu Besnard and Francis Besnard
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Shocking!
7 March 2002 | by mobunitSee all my reviews

Great film!.....or should I say crazy film! This is a good film, that has a lot of meaning. It has the shock value of 'Man Bites Dog' and is definitely worth seeing. Certain scenes reminded me of 'Romper Stomper' the younger years. I give this film ***1/2 (out of four


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