The Son of the Shark


1h 30m 1993

Brief Synopsis

A harrowing portrait of the day-to-day existence of two violent, abandoned siblings who've scarcely reached the age of puberty.

Film Details

Also Known As
Fils du requin, Le, Son of the Shark
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1993
Production Company
Centre National Du Cinema; Eurimages; France 3 Cinéma; Gaumont; Gaumont Buena Vista International; Procirep; Saga Films; StudioCanal; Sveriges Television (Svt)

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

A harrowing portrait of the day-to-day existence of two violent, abandoned siblings who've scarcely reached the age of puberty.

Film Details

Also Known As
Fils du requin, Le, Son of the Shark
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1993
Production Company
Centre National Du Cinema; Eurimages; France 3 Cinéma; Gaumont; Gaumont Buena Vista International; Procirep; Saga Films; StudioCanal; Sveriges Television (Svt)

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Co-winner, along with Janos Szasz's "Woyzeck" (Hungary/1994), of the Felix Award for Young European Film of the Year at the 1994 European Film Awards.

Winner of the Best New Director Prize at the 1994 Seattle International Film Festival.

Winner of the Kodak Prix de Tournage at the 1994 Avignon Franco-American Film Workshop.

Winner of the International Critics Prize at the 1993 Venice Film Festival.

Released in United States Spring March 10, 1995

Released in United States 1993

Released in United States 1994

Released in United States April 1994

Released in United States June 1994

Released in United States September 1994

Released in United States January 1995

Shown at Venice Film Festival (Critics Week) August 31 - September 11, 1993.

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 28 - May 12, 1994.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 20 - June 12, 1994.

Shown at Cleveland International Film Festival April 7-17, 1994.

Shown at Avignon Franco-American Film Workshop (in competition) June 22-26, 1994.

Shown at Independent Feature Film Market (IFFM) (1994 Tournage Awards) in New York City September 18-26, 1994.

Feature directorial debut for filmmaker Agnes Merlet who studied at the Orleans Academy of Fine Arts before enrolling at the Institut des Hautes Edutes Cinematographiques (IDHEC). She previously directed two shorts, "La Guerre des pates" and "Poussiere d'etoiles."

Released in United States Spring March 10, 1995

Released in United States 1993 (Shown at Venice Film Festival (Critics Week) August 31 - September 11, 1993.)

Released in United States January 1995 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (European Film: A New Generation) in Park City, Utah January 19-29, 1995.)

Released in United States September 1994 (Shown at Independent Feature Film Market (IFFM) (1994 Tournage Awards) in New York City September 18-26, 1994.)

Released in United States June 1994 (Shown at Avignon Franco-American Film Workshop (in competition) June 22-26, 1994.)

Released in United States April 1994 (Shown at Cleveland International Film Festival April 7-17, 1994.)

Released in United States 1994 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 20 - June 12, 1994.)

Released in United States 1994 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 28 - May 12, 1994.)