You Will Be My Son (Tu Seras Mon Fils) Saturday, 11 July 2020

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)


    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.


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


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


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


    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.


    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).


    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.


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

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