A Loving Father

BBB.5

(out of 5)


A celebrated author () is awarded the Nobel Prize for literature and decides to make the trip from his French farm to Oslo on his motorbike, while his daughter () travels by plane. The writer’s trip is interrupted by the appearance of his estranged son (, the star’s real-life son), who has decided to pick this day of all days to rehash childhood memories and finally exorcise the demons that led to his very troubled youth. Complicating the matter is a mistaken body identification that leads all of Europe to believe that Depardieu senior died in a motor accident while he is really being virtually kidnapped on the way to his prize. Despite the fact that the film takes the story into unexpected, somewhat unsatisfying territory, it is performed to perfection (Testud is particularly astounding) and delves into some captivating, difficult situations regarding family memories.


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Original title:  Aime Ton Pere

France/Canada/United Kingdom/Switzerland, 2002

Directed by

Screenplay by , Jacob Berger,

Cinematography by

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by , ,

Costume Design by ,

Film Editing by

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