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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

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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

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.

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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