You Will Be My Son
You Will Be My Son (2013)

Paul de Marseul (Niels Aretrup) is the passionate, demanding proprietor of his prestigious family wine estate. But he has no faith in his son, Martin (Loran Deutsch), who works at the vineyard. Paul dreams of a harder-working, successful… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: February 25, 2014
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89%
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68%



Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Niels Arestrup gives a powerful performance in this tale of familial tension that plays out like a taut, arresting thriller.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Mystery lovers will delight in the sophisticated murder scheme, oenophiles will love the Wine Expo atmosphere, and admirers of restrained menace will lose themselves in the icy pools of Arestrup's eyes.

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Christy Lemire
RogerEbert.com

French director and co-writer Gilles Legrand shows great mastery of tone and pacing in his third feature, which begins life as a domestic drama set at a family-owned vineyard and slowly morphs into a tense thriller.

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

It's both an entertaining drama and a snappy little postcard of France.

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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

How much you enjoy "You Will Be My Son" depends on how much you can take an unbearable, arrogant jerk as your lead character.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

A strongly acted, character-driven melodrama, concerned with the dynamics of family in general and father-son issues in particular, it presents situations so emotionally supercharged that the whole story could have come straight out of Balzac.

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Nora Lee Mandel
Film-Forward.com

Headed by a pungent patriarchal performance by Arestrup. . . in beautiful vineyards. . .how far ambition trumps family ties is unpredictable. . .into a tense tale of revenge.

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Peter Keough
Boston Globe

Gilles Legrand's draggy melodrama about miserable characters who persist in their folly and never wise up is strictly vin ordinaire.

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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

It's an entertaining melodrama of the old school that plays out with the clockwork inevitability of a "Columbo" episode.

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Noel Murray
The Dissolve

Everything is explicit; no one makes an unexpected move.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
Even with all the hard work Martin(Lorant Deutsch) puts in around the family vineyard, his domineering father Paul(Niels Arestrup) hardly takes notice of him,… More