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You Will Be My Son (2011)

Tu seras mon fils (original title)
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Paul has no faith in his son, Martin, to inherit his prestigious family wine estate. Paul dreams of a harder-working, successful son - a dream that one day seemingly materializes when he meets Philippe, the son of his dying estate manager.

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Gilles Legrand

Writers:

Laure Gasparotto (collaboration), Gilles Legrand (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Niels Arestrup ... Paul de Marseul
Lorànt Deutsch Lorànt Deutsch ... Martin de Marseul
Patrick Chesnais ... François Amelot
Anne Marivin ... Alice
Nicolas Bridet Nicolas Bridet ... Philippe Amelot
Valérie Mairesse ... Madeleine Amelot
Jean-Marc Roulot Jean-Marc Roulot ... Docteur Vermont
Urbain Cancelier ... Lacourt père
Xavier Robic Xavier Robic ... Lacourt fils
Nicolas Marié ... Le notaire
Hélène de Saint-Père Hélène de Saint-Père ... La journaliste viticole
Shirley Bousquet ... Jessica, la barmaid
Stéphane Roquet ... L'employé des pompes funèbres
Gilles Kassar Gilles Kassar ... Le vendeur chaussures
Luc Palun Luc Palun ... Le vendeur machine de tri
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Storyline

A story that focuses on the problematic relationship between Paul Marseul, owner of a prestigious vineyard in Saint Emilion and his son, Martin, who works with him on the family estate. Paul is a demanding and passionate wine-maker but is a domineering father. He is not happy that his son may one day succeed him. He dreams of a son who is more talented, more charismatic . . . and more in line with his own aspirations. Things deteriorate as Paul's trusted manager Francois is dying of cancer. When Francois' son Philip, also in the wine business, returns from California to look after his father, Paul sees Philip as his ideal son and turns away from his own flesh and blood. Written by Production

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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Niels Arestrup's 60th film. See more »

Connections

Featured in ACS France (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Ton dernier souffle (cum dederit)
by Armand Amar & Sandrine Piau
(P) 2011 Épithète Films, Long Distance Productions
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Very bad script
19 June 2014 | by sylvie_huratSee all my reviews

This movie is inept, not because of its acting, which is not top notch but because of the script: characters are unidimensional and we never know whose story it is.... The women characters, though hardly visible, at least have a like ability that the men characters lack Besides the lack of interesting characters, the story isn't interesting. It is highly predictable (no, I'm not going to tell you how it ends, but you can figure it in the first ten minutes of the film, if you are not yet discouraged. The only redeeming scenes (and probably those who explains the high grades given by reviewers and more sadly by the metascore critics) are those showing the fabrication of wine. Probably those who enjoyed the movie enjoyed wine, and that is a good excuse. To summarize, there are many better ways of spending 90 minutes of your time, one of which is to open a bottle of wine.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

16 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,301, 18 August 2013

Gross USA:

$285,151

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,311,661
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2.35 : 1
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