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Too Close to Our Son (2015)

Au plus près du soleil (original title)
A tale of a couple of magistrates, a female judge and her husband advocate who are foster parents of a young teen whose the biological mother is in feud with the female judge, and in the same time begins an affair with the advocate.

Director:

Yves Angelo

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Yves Angelo (screenplay), François Dupeyron (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Sylvie Testud ... Sophie
Grégory Gadebois ... Olivier
Mathilde Bisson Mathilde Bisson ... Juliette
Zacharie Chasseriaud ... Léo
John Arnold John Arnold ... Pierre
Pascal Ternisien Pascal Ternisien ... L'accusé / The accused
Thomas Doret ... Le fils de l'accusé / The son of the accused
Rodolphe Congé Rodolphe Congé ... Ami au dîner / Friend at dinner
Florence Janas Florence Janas ... Ami au dîner / Friend at dinner
Stéphane Colombe Stéphane Colombe ... L'avocat de Juliette / Juliette's Lawyer
Emilie van Wormhoudt Emilie van Wormhoudt ... Professeur Léo / Femme de Pierre (as Elodie Van Wormhoudt)
Patrice Régnier Patrice Régnier ... Homme au croiseur / Man at cruiser
Cinzia Calabrese Cinzia Calabrese ... Sa femme / His wife
Emmanuelle Calvez Emmanuelle Calvez ... Institutrice croisière / Cruise teacher
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Investigating magistrate Sophie learns that Juliette, a woman who she is questioning in regards to an ongoing case, is the biological mother of Léo, her adopted son. Despite her magistrate husband Olivier's disapproval, Sophie refuses to withdraw from the case so that she can continue her probe on her, whilst hiding the truth from Léo. Appalled by Sophie's decision, Olivier decides to secretly approach Juliette without revealing his true identity and ends up going to bed with her. On board a cruise ship, Juliette (who has now discovered that the man she has an affair with is a magistrate's husband), Sophie, her husband and adopted son will be the protagonists of even more unpredictable and disturbing developments. Written by lament

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

9 September 2015 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Notre fils See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Only French can pull this story off...
19 March 2018 | by muonsSee all my reviews

This is a story I can't imagine any American producer can come close to making. OK, it sounds too much coincidental and incredulous but this is a movie, not a true life story. Besides, it also shows that an interesting story can easily cut itself some slack to be incredulous at times. Indeed, the movie opens with some dull scenes which shows a judge interrogating a young woman in an heated manner. Then, follows her personal life, the coincidental role of the woman in her family life, her husband's involvement, etc. Even the sour-turning-benevolent act of the husband fails to ignite the movie until the fateful cruise trip. Indeed, the flow of the events following the trip sort of becomes predictable but that doesn't make the story less interesting. And, no it doesn't conclude with an open ending as much as it seems so.


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