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The Son, 2002

The Son
Written by: Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Language:  French
Country:  Belgium, France
Runtime:  103 min
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The Son can be described as gloomy, bleak, and sincere. The plot revolves around family problems, psychological motives, and hopes. The main genres are drama and foreign. In terms of style, The Son features realism. In approach, it is serious and realistic. The storytelling is slow paced. The Son is located in Belgium and Los Angeles. It takes place in contemporary times. The movie has received attention for being a Cannes festival winner and critically acclaimed.

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This intensely focused film from brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (LA PROMESSE, ROSETTA) follows... more

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Language: French
Country: Belgium, France
Release date: 10 January 2003
Runtime: 103 min
Awards: Cannes

Awards

Olivier Gourmet for Best Actor at the 2002 Cannes

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Olivier Gourmet Olivier Gourmet As Olivier
Morgan Marinne Morgan Marinne As Francis
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The Onion (A.V. Club)
The Dardennes sustain that tension through a masterful closing drive that resembles the final third of "In The Bedroom," only without the same dreadful inevitability.
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by: Scott Tobias
The New York Times
To call The Son a masterpiece would be to insult its modesty. Like the homely, useful boxes Olivier teaches his prodigals to build, it is sturdy, durable and, in its downcast, unobtrusive way, miraculous.
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by: Dana Stevens
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