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My Son (2006)

Mon fils à moi (original title)
Tragedy strikes a young boy and his over-protective mother.

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Martial Fougeron
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nathalie Baye ... Mother / La mère
Victor Sévaux Victor Sévaux ... Julien / Son
Olivier Gourmet ... Father / Le père
Marie Kremer ... Suzanne / Sister
Emmanuelle Riva ... Grandmother / La grand mère
Michèle Moretti Michèle Moretti ... Principal / La proviseur
Valentine Stach Valentine Stach ... Alice / Julien's Girlfriend
Thomas Silberstein Thomas Silberstein ... Sam
Nicole Gros Nicole Gros ... La pâtissière
Maxime Monsimier Maxime Monsimier ... Copain Julien 1
Julien Oracz Julien Oracz ... Copain Julien 2
Ludmila Ruoso Ludmila Ruoso ... Policewoman / Femme policier
Sébastien Guisset Sébastien Guisset ... Un policier
Esteban Challis Esteban Challis ... Un policier
Olivier Brunet Olivier Brunet ... Déménageur piano 1
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Storyline

Julien and his mum care for each other very much. But Julien has committed a deadly sin: he is growing into a teenager! Worse, he has found himself a girlfriend of his age. "Mummy" is not going to tolerate such an ignominy. Julien is HER baby and will remain HERS for ever, encouraged in her "crusade" by her bovine husband and barely thwarted by the more courageous interventions of Suzanne, Julien's sympathetic big sister. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Drama

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Country:

Belgium | France

Language:

French

Release Date:

7 March 2007 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi hijo See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$145,228
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color
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Trivia

French visa # 109310 delivered on 14-12-2006. See more »

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A regarder la mer
Written, Composed and Performed by Alain Barrière (1970)
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Smothering mother behind closed doors
19 February 2013 | by OJTSee all my reviews

Believable heart wrenching horrible unhealthy story about a mother too much in love with her son, smothering him with over-protection, and going even further. 12 year old Julien had his mother as best friend, or rather the opposite. He is his mother's best friend. She does not know when to let go, and she does not know when to give him the needed space, not understanding growing up and going into puberty, and the trauma the boy feels by this.

Extremely well played by the two main persons. The mother is a mother from hell, played by a frightening Nathalie Baye. The father is ignorant to what goes on, being distant as many are. Julien, brilliantly played by Victor Sevaux, tries all he can to get away from home for a day or two, trying to make his mother love him less. It's painful to watch. When his sisters addresses that Julien is not happy and well, she is ignored.

When mother finds a love letter to her son in the mail from his girlfriend Alice, she opens it with no hesitation, and reacts as jealous as it's possible to do. The sister tells, and he finds the letter shred to pieces in the junk. He's not allowed to do anything without the mother approving and telling in beforehand. And when he decides to show appreciation, she reacts like a psycho.

But after a while Julien is driven into a corner, and decides to act...


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