The Son (Le Fils) (2003)
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Fails to provide enough tension to draw us into what, at first, seems a properly chilling crime drama.
If you have to pick between movies about the spiritual passion of tortured carpenters, make this the one.
A substantial story about how one man handles his personal turmoil.
[Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's] most gripping film to date.
A miraculously straightforward drama of deep symbolism and lingering power.
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Watching the Son was an extremely interesting experience. I knew nothing what the movie was all about, except that it was from the Dardenne brothers, which I have seen some of their works before, like Rosetta and Lorna. What I got from this movie was an interesting, unique, realistic piece of alternative cinema.It showed things the way they are. Nothing was exaggerated or dramatized. Even the camera angles were realistic in the way they followed the characters. It was quite difficult to pin-point exactly what made this movie so brilliant,but a lot relied on the main character, who was amazing. He expressed so well with his eyes, and every change in emotion was visible by the look in his eyes. Throughout the entire movie the camera was focused on him, and he carried the movie through.The Dardenne brothers are good in showing the everyday life in a beautiful poetic style. I am looking forward in seeing more of their works.
Well crafted slow examination of grief and male communication.
The events are simple. The emotions are hugely complex.