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Le fils de Jean (2016)

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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 »

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Philippe Lioret

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Dominique Baumard (scenario consultant), Natalie Carter (collaboration) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

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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Storyline

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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French | English

Release Date:

31 August 2016 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Les yeux au ciel See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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2.35 : 1
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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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what's with the phones?
6 October 2016 | by passettiSee all my reviews

There is some great acting in this movie after a novel by Jean-Paul Dubois.Especially by Gabriel Arcand, who plays Jean's old friend. But it took me a while to get over the initial irritation about all the phone scenes in the first 15 minutes. Everybody is constantly making phone calls. The movie even starts with a conversation over the phone. That's pretty poor cinema, and a false start for a movie that eventually unfolds it's true story. Then things heat up and get interesting. Don't go to this movie for the camera work though. You will be disappointed. It's shot in a nondescript documentary style, almost like a TV-series. Go to Le Fils de Jean for the acting and the secret that this movie has. I also like how all the characters were put down in the story. It all feels very 'naturel', like people you could know and hang out with yourself.


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