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The Son of Joseph

Le Fils de Joseph

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Directed by Eugène Green
France, Belgium, 2016
Drama
      French
      English

Synopsis

Summer in Paris. Fifteen-year-old Vincent refuses to join in with his schoolmates torturing rats or selling sperm on the Internet. He lives with his single mother Marie and finally wants to find out who his father is. His investigations lead him to a famous publisher with an obnoxious character.

Our take

Eugène Green brings his delightfully idiosyncratic touch to this unusual version of the Nativity story involving a quest to find a boy’s true father, a hilarious satire of the French literature scene, and, as always with this filmmaker, moving doses of profound emotional and spiritual sincerity.

Synopsis

Summer in Paris. Fifteen-year-old Vincent refuses to join in with his schoolmates torturing rats or selling sperm on the Internet. He lives with his single mother Marie and finally wants to find out who his father is. His investigations lead him to a famous publisher with an obnoxious character.

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The Son of JosephDirected byEugène Green
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Awards & Festivals

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Berlin International Film Festival
2016
Prix Louis Delluc
2016 | Nominee: Best Film

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