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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 »

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Philippe Lioret

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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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Release Date:

31 August 2016 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Les yeux au ciel See more »

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Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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$2,922,126
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A tender and moving film
15 May 2019 | by FrenchEddieFelsonSee all my reviews

I admit having a strong appetite for the filmography of the French director Philippe Lioret. His films rhyme with simplicity, altruism, empathy, benevolence and sensitivity. Nowadays, this kind of observation is unfortunately rare. Moreover, Philippe Lioret has become a label of quality.

Following a call, a young Parisian dad learns of the death of his Quebec father when he did not know him, absolutely not, his mother having always hidden his identity. This trip on the other side of the Atlantic will be the opportunity to discover a step-family he did not know. And to know a little bit about himself.

My favorite scenes: Mathieu and Bettina together near the painting (there is a before and an after). Mathieu, his brothers and Pierre around the lake (a disappointment up to the expectations). The near-final scene in the car (it's particularly moving: it's not my style, but I almost had tears in my eyes)

As a synthesis, the movie is excellent. The casting, the dialogues and the directing are delightful.


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