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      You Will Be My Son

      2011, Drama, 1h 41m

      37 Reviews 2,500+ Ratings

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      Niels Arestrup gives a powerful performance in this tale of familial tension that plays out like a taut, arresting thriller. Read critic reviews

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      A French winemaker's (Niels Arestrup) contentious relationship with his son (Lorànt Deutsch) comes to a head when he asks the young man's childhood friend to become a partner in the winery.

      • Rating: R (Brief Sexuality|Language)

      • Genre: Drama

      • Original Language: French (Canada)

      • Director: Gilles Legrand

      • Producer: Frédéric Brillion

      • Writer: Gilles Legrand, Gilles Legrand

      • Release Date (Theaters):  original

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      • Box Office (Gross USA): $221.2K

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      • Distributor: Cohen Media Group

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      • Aug 28, 2013

        Even with all the hard work Martin(Lorant Deutsch) puts in around the family vineyard, his domineering father Paul(Niels Arestrup) hardly takes notice of him, especially when he is talking to reporters. That also holds true off the job except when Martin and his wife Alice(Anne Marivin) put their bed's springs to the test. But to everybody's disappointment, no kids yet. To be honest, Paul now has bigger things to contend with when his longtime estate manager Francois(Patrick Chesnais) is diagnosed with cancer and has six months left to live. So, it's a good thing Paul knows how to get in touch with Francois' son Philippe(Nicolas Bridet) in California. "You Will Be My Son" is a compelling and downbeat familial tragedy whose story structure resembles nothing so much as a line of dominoes set into motion. That lack of control extends to how we cannot choose our family, which is Martin's central problem, even though he does love his father after a fashion. Paul not returning that emotion has more to do with his own issues, as he is so vain that he finds disappointment in a son who is not his mirror image.(Paul gives another reason late why he so dislikes his son, but he may have just been trying to get under Martin's skin at that point.) All of which is especially exacerbated by Francois' brush with mortality as questions arise over the next generation in a business where tradition is key.

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