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Pater (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama | 22 June 2011 (France)
Vincent Lindon and Alain Cavalier are pals. Like father and son. They sip port in bars dreaming of a film they might make. Together. Then just once in a while, they don suit and tie. Play ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Lindon ... Vincent Lindon
Alain Cavalier ... Alain Cavalier
Bernard Bureau Bernard Bureau ... Bernard Bureau
Jonathan Duong Jonathan Duong
Hubert-Ange Fumey Hubert-Ange Fumey
Jean-Pierre Lindon Jean-Pierre Lindon
Manuel Marty Manuel Marty
Claude Uzan Claude Uzan
Alexandre Widhoff Alexandre Widhoff
Jean Widhoff Jean Widhoff
Régis d'Audeville Régis d'Audeville
Josette Baron Josette Baron
Thibault de Châteauvieux Thibault de Châteauvieux
Jérémy Flament Jérémy Flament
Olivier Mallet Olivier Mallet
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Vincent Lindon and Alain Cavalier are pals. Like father and son. They sip port in bars dreaming of a film they might make. Together. Then just once in a while, they don suit and tie. Play men of power. See how much trouble they can make. For a laugh. They tell a tall story, that's part really personal, part, well - just plain tall... Written by Anonymous

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French

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22 June 2011 (France) See more »

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Paris, France See more »

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$280,477
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Went Right Over My Head or What a Waste of Time
23 July 2012 | by film_ophileSee all my reviews

I've never actually given any film a rating of 2, until now. I am just so miffed that i gave up two hours or whatever to watch this travesty.I saw Pater today as part of the Boston MFA Annual French Film Festival. I went to see it because I really admire the work of Vincent Lindon, but I had not researched it before going. All I can adequately relate was that it was an experience of watching 2 people(Lindon and the director/actor) eat a number of meals, talk about daily life, and play at developing a film (a film that went absolutely nowhere for me.) When I left the theater, all I could say was "what a waste." I think it was a purely intellectual exercise and I completely missed any value in it.

For those of you wanting a more informative analytical review,a review that found worth in Pater,there is a film reviewer whose work I usually enjoy and respect(Chris Knipp) and his review is included in the list of Critics Reviews for this film.


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