french films > Pater




cast: Vincent Lindon, Alain Cavalier, Bernard Bureau, Jonathan Duong

year: 2011

colour: yes

certificate: cert.15

director: Alain Cavalier

runtime: 105

It's witty, urbaine and quintessentially French. Pater is a game. Two famous adult men play with the camera in an offbeat film closer to documentary than to fiction. Veteran Alain Cavalier and his friend, actor Vincent Lindon, film themselves as they pretend to be businessmen-politicians campaigning for office. The politics are so tongue-in-cheek and the protagonists so articulate and funny that the film works. Though both Cavalier and Lindon mention their fathers, the Pater of the title seems to refer to a political dynasty that just goes on and on, whoever wins the elections.


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