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Aime ton père (2002)

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While the whole world thinks writer Léo Shepherd is dead, he is kidnapped by his son Paul.

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Jacob Berger
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Credited cast:
Gérard Depardieu ... Leo Shepherd
Guillaume Depardieu ... Paul
Sylvie Testud ... Virginia
Julien Boisselier ... Arthur
Noémie Kocher ... Marthe
Hiam Abbass ... Salma
Frédéric Polier Frédéric Polier ... Andre
Pierre-Alexandre Crevaux Pierre-Alexandre Crevaux ... Paul, Age 8
Pippa Schallier Pippa Schallier ... Virginia, Age 11
Johanna Mohs Johanna Mohs ... Pippi
Jacques Frantz ... Antoine Levy
Sten Eirik Sten Eirik ... Sven Boland
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karina Aktouf ... Paul's fiancee
Roberto Bestazzoni ... Policeman
Manuela Biedermann ... Hospital nurse
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Writer Léo Shepherd lives in rural France together with his daughter Virginia, who manages his affairs. One day Virginia gets a call from the Swedish Academy. Léo has won the Nobel Prize for Literature. His estranged son Paul tries desperately to contact him, but is denied every time by his sister. When Léo starts traveling to the ceremony in Stockholm by motor bike, Paul decides to follow him and try to speak to him. Clearly Léo doesn't want to be followed, starts speeding and gets involved in a accident, but isn't badly hurt. The police confuse another motorist for Shepherd and announce his death. Paul, driven by his childhood experiences, decides to kidnap his father. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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France | Canada | UK | Switzerland

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French | English | Swedish

Release Date:

13 November 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Loving Father See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color (Fujicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Some good acting, really bad ending
22 September 2004 | by jpom22See all my reviews

I'm not a big fan of Depardieu, but always felt he had good potential, so I gave this film a shot. Mostly a mistake. Depardieu Jr. has a long way to go before his lack of talent and obvious opportunist entry into the industry will be forgiven. The director's personal vendetta is irrelevant, since the story is universal, but this particular treatment wasn't bad. Just that really stupidly contrived ending! Why an eskimo "inner child"? Totally distracting, killing any afterglow the film's emotional tone had attempted to create. The costume and set design were either non-existent or inappropriate. And if one of the too many surreal glimpses of the ubiquitous and annoying inner child was shot incorrectly, do it over! Don't shoot the same glimpse from a different angle! What was Berger thinking? Definitely not a must see.


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