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- Summary: Deals with the complex and fascinating relationship between 40 year-old Jean-Luc (Berling), a successful gerontologist living in a wealthy Parisian suburb, and his long estranged father (Bouquet).
- Director: Anne Fontaine
- Genre(s): Drama, Thriller
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100The most disturbing and effective thriller I've seen in many moons. Rarely, indeed almost never, is such high-wattage brainpower coupled with pitch-perfect acting and an exquisite, unfakable sense of cinema.
80Fontaine's thoughtful character-driven screenplay is the perfect vehicle for Berling and Bouquet and both are superb. As father and son, they play off each another in fascinating ways as the film moves towards its perfectly modulated, intriguingly ambiguous final moment.
40A disappointment after the droll, breezy suggestiveness of Fontaine's equally Freudian "Dry Cleaning," How I Killed My Father is rather less than the sum of its underventilated père-fils confrontations.