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Info: MY SON

1 hrs, 24 mins
Olivier de Benoist, Guillaume Canet, Mélanie Laurent
Christian Carion

TICKETS / San Francisco / Opera Plaza Cinema

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In the middle of the night, a 7-year-old boy goes missing. The crisis draws the child’s father Julien (Guillaume Canet) back to a small, snowy town in eastern France to try to help. Julien has been essentially absent from his son’s life since splitting with his wife (Mélanie Laurent), who now has a new boyfriend, a few years earlier. Fueled by his sense of guilt about neglecting his family, Julien suspects everyone and is determined to do whatever it takes to find his son, going to extremes in his desperation when the police make no progress. Canet, himself an award-winning director (Tell No One), delivers a powder keg performance as the frantic father, and Laurent (Inglourious Basterds) is heartbreaking as his distraught ex-wife. Director Christian Carion, whose war drama Joyeux Noël (Merry Christmas) was Academy Award-nominated, kept Canet almost completely in the dark about the movie’s plot, so he would experience the shocks and challenges in real time, just like his character. The result is a fast-paced, dynamic thriller with an added layer of authentic tension. (Fully subtitled)

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