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A Kid (2016)

Le fils de Jean (original title)
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Mathieu has never known his father. His mother has always told him he was the fruit of a one-night-stand. One morning, in his Parisian flat, he receives a call from Quebec telling him his ... See full summary »

Director:

Philippe Lioret

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Dominique Baumard (scenario consultant), Natalie Carter (collaboration) | 5 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierre Deladonchamps ... Mathieu Capelier
Gabriel Arcand ... Pierre Lesage
Catherine De Léan ... Bettina
Marie-Thérèse Fortin ... Angie
Pierre-Yves Cardinal ... Ben
Patrick Hivon ... Sam
Lilou Moreau-Champagne Lilou Moreau-Champagne ... Rose
Milla Moreau-Champagne Milla Moreau-Champagne ... Anna
Hortense Monsaingeon Hortense Monsaingeon ... Marina
Romane Portail ... Carine
Timothé Vom Dorp Timothé Vom Dorp ... Valentin
Martin Laroche ... Rémi
Jean-Pierre Andréani Jean-Pierre Andréani ... Étienne
Emmanuelle Dupuy Emmanuelle Dupuy ... Sophie
Hugues Leforestier ... Le DG de Pet Care Food
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Mathieu has never known his father. His mother has always told him he was the fruit of a one-night-stand. One morning, in his Parisian flat, he receives a call from Quebec telling him his father just died. Mathieu decides to go to the funeral and meet the two Canadian brothers he just found out he had. In Montreal, nobody is aware of his existence, and Mathieu realizes he is in a hostile territory. Written by Item 7

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Coming from the Montreal-Trudeau Airport and going downtown, you won't cross any bridges and certainly not the St. Lauwrence river. See more »

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"Waltz No. 10 in B Minor, Op. 69 No. 2
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Played by Alice-Sara Ott, piano
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Small Drama of a Man Finding his Father
3 February 2019 | by mancinibrownSee all my reviews

A Kid tells the story of Mathieu, a Frenchmen who grew up in Paris, the son of a single mother. One day he receives a phone call that the father he never knew has died in Montreal, and that the funeral will be in a couple days. He decides to travel to Montreal to discover the brothers he just learned he had.

Upon his arrival in Montreal, Mathieu is picked up by Pierre, a friend of the deceased, Jean. He asks why he wants to do all this, to impose on a family that just lost their father and husband. In the end Mathieu decides to be quiet on who he is when he meets the brothers.

The acting by the main actors does a good job of bringing you into the thinking of these characters. How one would react in such a situation is hard to say, but the interactions here are believable. All twists and turns in the plot also seem logical and help bring the viewer further and deeper into Mathieu's world and his discovery of his family on the other side of the Atlantic.


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31 August 2016 (France) See more »

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Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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$2,922,126
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