Son of the Shark


Son of the Shark

Infobox Film
name = Son of the Shark
(Le Fils du Requin)


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director = Agnès Merlet
producer = Francois Fries
writer = Santiago Amigorena
Agnes Merlet
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starring = Ludovic Vandendaele
Eric Da Silva
Sandrine Blancke
Maxime Leroux
music = Bruno Coulais
cinematography = Gerard Simon
editing = Guy Lecorne
Pierre Choukroun
distributor = Seventh Art Releasing
released = November 24, 1993
runtime = 88 minutes
country = France
language = French
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amg_id = 1:148027
imdb_id = 0106904

Son of the Shark (French: "Le Fils du Requin") is a 1993 French film directed by Agnès Merlet, about two brothers, Martin (Ludovic Vandendaele) and Simon (Eric Da Silva), and their adventures as juvenile delinquents in the north of France.

Inspired by a well-known passage of Lautréamont's "Les Chants de Maldoror", Martin holds a belief, in which he claims to be "the son of a female shark". He hopes that someday he and his brother, Simon will disappear to the bottom of the ocean, where they will live happily ever after surrounded by dancing fish [cite news | last=Holden | first=Stephen | title=The Son of the Shark (1993) FILM REVIEW; Delinquent Brothers Find Solace in the Sea | publisher=New York Times | date = 1995-03-10 | url=http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/review?res=990CE2DF153FF933A25750C0A963958260 | accessdate=2007-12-07 ] .

Awards and nominations

The film won the 1994 European Film Award for "Young European Film of the Year", the Avignon Film Festival's "Prix Tournage", and the Joseph Plateau Award for Best Belgian actress. It was also nominated for a César Award for Best Debut [ [http://www.cadrage.net/films/filsdurequin/filsdurequin.html Un poème de la révolte] ] .

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