Le fils du requin

Belgium, France, Luxembourg


How did the whole thing start?

If you want to know why my mother left, wha my brother Simon and I took off from the old man's place, why we slept rough, why we raided stores ... basically the whole sob story, don't count on me to tell you. The less I think about it, the better I feel.

On the other hand, I can tell you why a goldfish, when it turns, never turns on a curve like everyone else. The fish just swims along and then, all of a sudden, zip, it turns, on the spot. Zip ...!

Why do I know that? Because I, Martin Vanderhoes, I am the shark's son. And to understand that, you have to suffer a lot, and dream a lot too, because people who don't dream, well they might as well be dead ... Right, Simon?

Stop yapping and start the film. Open the goddamn curtains!

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Agnès Merlet

Written by: Agnès Merlet

Produced by: Francois Fries

Editing: Santiago Amigorena

Cast: Ludovic Vandendaele (Martin), Eric Da Silva (Simon), Sandrine Blancke (Marie), Maxime Leroux (the father)

Nominations and Awards

  • Young European Film 1994
  • Feature Film Selection 1994