Nicole Garcia's film shows a family through an adult man's figure, and his weekdays. The main character is one of the sons of an old and ill man who is in hospital nowadays. The father has ...
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Nicole Garcia's film shows a family through an adult man's figure, and his weekdays. The main character is one of the sons of an old and ill man who is in hospital nowadays. The father has 2 other sons too. Jean Paul visits his father all day. After he divorced his life is unexciting and troubled. He has a lot of dark suits, a good car, a big house but he has some debts, and his private life touch bottom. He has to call his brothers and ask them to help ...Written by
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French actress Nicole Garcia has directed a nice film about family life.
Each time a film with brothers and their father is made, it is quite natural for critics to compare it with Italian film "Tre Fratelli" directed by Francesco Rosi. This is exactly what they have done with "Le fils préféré" directed by famous French actress Nicole Garcia. However, these critics have got it all wrong as her film is based on an original idea which she transformed into a script by collaborating with screenwriter Jacques Fieschi and director François Dupeyron. As a film, director Nicole Garcia's long-métrage is about the role of money in a society where family ties have taken a back seat. She shows viewers how money brings three moody brothers together in a time of crisis for a father as well as his favorite son. Apart from the main theme of a family coming to terms with a ghost of the past, sexual preferences of some of its characters have developed as an important secondary theme. Although it might appear as rather crude to some viewers, it is done in a very casual as well as frank manner in the film as the actors mouth their lines about sex with absolute nonchalance. As this film has been directed by Nicole Garcia-an actress who has many important performance to her credit, viewers get the idea that ample screen space has been provided to all actors in order to do justice to their respective roles.Gérard Lanvin is present in almost all the frames, Bernard Giraudeau, Jean-Marc Barr, Pierre Mondy shine in their limited roles even Karin Viard has taken her minor role seriously. Lastly, le fils préféré is a nice film for those viewers who would like to learn and entertain themselves.
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