You Will Be My Son (Tu Seras Mon Fils) Sunday, 17 November 2019

You Will Be My Son (Tu Seras Mon Fils)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Mature themes, sexual references and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    Sour grapes.

  • Starring:

    Niels Arestrup, Lorànt Deutsch, Patrick Chesnais, Anne Marivin, Nicolas Bridet, Valérie Mairesse

  • Directed by:

    Gilles Legrand

  • Running time:

    102 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    A man stabs himself, a man is locked in a cellar, a boy is blamed for his mother's death, people collapse. Reckless driving, DUI, vehicle rollover. Drowning dream. Objects smash. Yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Needle seen piercing skin, vial of blood. Object in flesh, bloody hand, spitting blood. Bruising, bandages. People on stretchers.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    A couple have bedroom sex. Kissing. Sexual-themed banter. Shirtless man. Skimpy dancewear, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (wine, spirits, port), drink driving. Château setting. Medication, chemotherapy mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, a-word, p*ss, bastard. Belittling behaviour, name-calling. Slang for genitalia. Religious references.

  • THEMES:

    Vinification, father-son relationships, cancer, wine-tasting, bitterness, resentment, neglect, rejection, overbearing fathers, grape-picking, grape sorting, knighthood, luxury, arrogance, adoption, tradition, honour, rivalry, revenge.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Deceased father, pancreatic cancer diagnosis, scattering ashes. Hospital setting (feeding tubes, IV drips), cemetery setting. Deceased father (asphyxiation), deceased wife/mother mentioned, adoption mentioned. Cremation. Spitting. French language (subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Ugly, true, dark, compelling, tragic, entertaining, psychological, tense, arresting, powerful. Smooth pace, exquisite location, fine cast, gorgeous cinematography, excellent performances, classical score, rich dialogue, finely observed, sensitive screenplay, character-driven.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Melodramatic, unsubtle, soapy. Over-explicit score, schematic plot elements.

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