The Son of Joseph

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Son of Joseph bolsters some strong work from writer-director Eugène Green with absorbing performances and thought-provoking themes explored in a unique framework.

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Vincent's mother always refused to reveal the identity of his father, but the teenager finally learns, to his dismay, that it's Oscar Pormenor, an egoistic and cynical Parisian publisher.

Cast & Crew

Natacha Régnier
Marie
Mathieu Amalric
Oscar Pormenor
Maria de Medeiros
Violette Tréfouille
Louise Moaty
Comédienne
Eugène Green
Director
Eugène Green
Writer
Delphine Tomson
Executive Producer
Raphaël O'Byrne
Cinematographer
Valérie Loiseleux
Film Editor
Paul Rouschop
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Critic Reviews for The Son of Joseph (Le fils de Joseph)

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  • If "The Son of Joseph" believes fervently in the restorative properties of painting, music and architecture, it is no less sincere in its affirmation of the redemptive power of human relationships.

    March 16, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Green is on to his own thing, and while it takes some getting used to, it ultimately provides big rewards both in entertainment (I found it reliably warm and funny) and Stuff with a Capital S.

    January 13, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • "The Son of Joseph" can be trying in its whimsy, yet it builds to a lovely finale that evokes the Bible, the French Resistance and the surreal.

    January 12, 2017 | Full Review…
  • It's overlong, but behind its jabs at literary pretension, droll punchlines, and minimalist sight gags lies a search for the kind of guidance that parables used to impart.

    January 12, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • Nothing buoys the occasionally claustrophobic Son of Joseph more than the radiant, freckled face of newcomer Ezenfis ...

    January 11, 2017 | Full Review…
  • The passionate heart of the action, Vincent's quest for emotional connection, involves his radical rejection of norms and proprieties and sparks the timeless fury of revolt; it's as thrilling as it is ingenious.

    January 9, 2017 | Full Review…

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