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My Son (2017)

Mon garçon (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller | 12 April 2019 (USA)
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The disappearance of his child sends a man on a dark path to find the truth.


Christian Carion


Christian Carion (scenario), Laure Irrmann (scenario)





Cast overview:
Guillaume Canet ... Julien Perrin
Mélanie Laurent ... Marie Blanchard
Olivier de Benoist Olivier de Benoist ... Grégoire Rochas
Antoine Hamel Antoine Hamel ... Homme du pick-up
Mohamed Brikat Mohamed Brikat ... Lieutenant Verrier
Lino Papa Lino Papa ... Mathys
Marc Robert ... Le chef des ravisseurs
Pierre Langlois Pierre Langlois ... Ravisseur 2
Tristan Pagès ... Ravisseur 3
Christophe Rossignon Christophe Rossignon ... Directeur Centre de loisirs
Pierre Desmaret Pierre Desmaret ... Chasseur
Ronnie Avenel Ronnie Avenel ... Homme du RAID
Vanessa Desmaret Vanessa Desmaret ... Léa au téléphone (voice)
Dominique Plaideau Dominique Plaideau ... Homme message alerte enlèvement


Julien travels constantly through work; his perpetual absence in his house has ruined his marriage. During a stopover in France, he receives a message from his very anguished ex-wife: Mathys, his seven-year-old son, has disappeared. Julien begins the search for his son. It will stop at nothing to recover the child.

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A child in danger. A father in pursuit.


Drama | Thriller


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Guillaume Canet and Mélanie Laurent did not know anything about the details of the script, only the overall scheme. They discovered the story along the shooting, scene by scene. See more »

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Not Your Typical Vigilante Movie
19 September 2019 | by larrys3See all my reviews

Not your typical vigilante revenge film with its deliberate pacing. But the tension does grow as the movie progresses and I certainly wanted to know how this was all going to turn out. Unfortunately, not all of the plot elements are thoroughly explained either adding to the film's detriment.

Guillaume Canet stars as Julien, who gets a call from his ex-wife (Melanie Laurent) that their 7-year-old son has mysteriously disappeared from a 4 day long nature camp. The impulsive and emotional Julien will try and use home videos to get clues as to what actually happened. Eventually, he will go full vigilante and do whatever he deems necessary to locate his son.

Certainly not the best revenge thriller I've ever seen, but there was enough here in this French drama to keep me engaged.

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Release Date:

12 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,750, 12 May 2019

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2.35 : 1
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