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A Bad Son

A Bad Son

A Feature film by Claude Sautet

Produced by Sara Films

Release in France : 15/10/1980

    Synopsis

    This is a quiet drama about the struggles of a former drug addict and dealer, Bruno Calgagni (Patrick Dewaere), as he is released from prison in the U.S. and arrives back home in France. His unhappy father blames this disgraceful prison stint for the death of Bruno's mother. No one wants to hire an ex-con, and a romantic liaison with another, very delicately balanced former addict only adds to the burden Bruno is carrying. Mauvais Fils skillfully limns Bruno's daily fight to keep his head above water.

    Source : allmovie.com

    Actors (24)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Sara Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    StudioCanal Films Limited

    Co-production :

    Films A2

    French distribution :

    Parafrance

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (10)

    Executive Producer :

    Alain Sarde

    Co-producer :

    Roland Girard

    Sound Recordist :

    Pierre Lenoir

    Editor :

    Jacqueline Thiedot

    Production Designer :

    Dominique André

    Screenwriters :

    Jean-Paul Torok, Claude Sautet, Daniel Biasini

    Director of Photography :

    Jean Boffety

    Assistant Operators :

    Michel Abramowicz, Pierre Boffety

    Music Composer :

    Philippe Sarde

    Costume designer :

    Corinne Jorry

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Themes :

    Drugs

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1980

    French release :

    15/10/1980

    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    51669

    Visa issue date :

    22/10/1980

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1981

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1981)

    Selection (5)

    Best Sound : Pierre Lenoir

    Best Production Design : Dominique André

    Best Director : Claude Sautet

    Best Supporting Actress : Claire Maurier

    Best Actor : Patrick Dewaere

    Awards

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1981

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1981)

    Awards

    César Award for Best Supporting Actor : Jacques Dufilho