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LE FILS DE JOSEPH / The Son of Joseph

LE FILS DE JOSEPH / The Son of Joseph

Vincent, an adolescent, has been raised lovingly by his mother, Marie, but she has always refused to reveal who his father is. He finally discovers that it’s a certain Oscar Pormenor, an egoistic and cynical Parisian publisher. Vincent develops a violent plan of revenge, but his meeting with Joseph, a man living on the fringe of society, has a profound impact on his life, as well as that of his mother.

EUGÈNE GREEN, born in New York, USA, in 1947, is a French filmmaker and writer. Since 1969, he has been living in Paris, where he studied French literature and art history. In 1977, he founded the Théâtre de la Sapience in Paris. Green completed his debut film, Toutes les nuits, in 2001. // Films (selection): Toutes les nuits (2001), Le Monde vivant (The Living World, 2003, CE’04), Le Pont des arts (The Bridge of Arts, 2004), La religiosa portuguesa (The Portuguese Nun, 2009), La Sapienza (2014), Le fils de Joseph (The Son of Joseph, 2016)

European Panorama Fiction 2017


France / Belgium 2016
DCP / color
115 minutes
OmeU / OV with engl. subtitles

Raphaël O’Byrne
Valérie Loiseleux
Stéphane Thiébaut, Benoît de Clerck
Victor Ezenfis, Natacha Régnier, Fabrizio Rongione, Mathieu Amalric, Maria de Medeiros, Julia de Gasquet, Jacques Bonnaffé
Francine Jacob, Didier Jacob (Coffee and Films, FR) Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne (Les Films du Fleuve, BE)



Coffee and Films
147 rue Léon-Maurice Nordmann
75013 Paris, France
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Les Films du Losange
22 avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie
75116 Paris, France

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Berlin International Film Festival 2016

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere

In Kooperation mit dem Österreichischen Filmmuseum / In cooperation with the Austrian Film Museum