Le Fils

Belgium, France

Synopsis

Olivier is a joinery trainer in a social rehabilitation center. One day, the manageress of the center asks him to take a boy into his training group. Olivier refuses the application, pretexting that he already has too many trainees, and the teenager is put in the soldering workshop instead. Who is this teenager, Francis? Why, after refusing him in his group, does Olivier start following him wherever he goes, down the center corridors, in the city streets even as far as his apartment building? Why is he so interested in the boy? And what makes him so frightened of him?

Director's Biography

Jean-Pierre Dardenne was born in Engis, Belgium, in April 1951. Luc Dardenne was born in Awirs, Belgium, in March 1954. They made numerous documentaries. In 1975, Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne founded the company DERIVES, which has since produced some 6o documentaries, including their own. In 1994, they founded the production company LES FILMS DU FLEUVE.

Filmography:

1987 FALSCH
1992 JE PENSE A VOUS
1996 THE PROMISE (LA PROMESSE)
1999 ROSETTA
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

Written by: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

Produced by: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Denis Freyd

Cinematography: Alain Marcoen

Editing: Marie-Hélène Dozo

Production Design: Igor Gabriel

Costume Design: Monic Parelle

Make-Up & Hair: Tina Kopecka

Main Cast: Isabella Soupart ( Magali ), Anne Gerard (Dany's Mother), Rémy Renaud (Philippo), Nassim Hassaïni (Omar), Kevin Leroy (Raoul), Morgan Marinne (Francis ), Félicien Pitsaer (Steve), Olivier Gourmet (Olivier ), Annette Closset (Training Center Director), Fabian Marnette (Rino), Jimmy Deloof (Dany)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Actor 2002
  • People's Choice Award 2002
  • Feature Film Selection 2002