The Favorite Son


1h 50m 1994

Brief Synopsis

A bankrupt son decides to off his ailing father for the insurance money. At the last moment, he can't go through with it, and after the father disappears from a hospital, joins with his estranged brothers--one a successful lawyer, the other a professor--in tracking the old man down. Roving the stree

Film Details

Also Known As
Favorite Son, Fils prefere, Le, Raphael
Release Date
1994
Production Company
Centre National Du Cinema; Cinea Productions; France 3 Cinéma; Le Studio Canal Plus; Les Films Alain Sarde; Sofiarp 2; StudioCanal; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
Amlf

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Synopsis

A bankrupt son decides to off his ailing father for the insurance money. At the last moment, he can't go through with it, and after the father disappears from a hospital, joins with his estranged brothers--one a successful lawyer, the other a professor--in tracking the old man down. Roving the streets of Nice, the trio quest into their father's past and strangely find their own love for each other renewed along the way. The would-be patricide makes a discovery that changes his life utterly...

Film Details

Also Known As
Favorite Son, Fils prefere, Le, Raphael
Release Date
1994
Production Company
Centre National Du Cinema; Cinea Productions; France 3 Cinéma; Le Studio Canal Plus; Les Films Alain Sarde; Sofiarp 2; StudioCanal; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
Amlf

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 1994 Cesar Award for Best Actor (Gerard Lanvin).

Released in United States 1995

Released in United States February 1995

Released in United States March 1996

Released in United States November 1994

Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Los Angeles February 23 - March 3, 1995.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 9-20, 1995.

Shown at Sarasota French Film Festival November 9-13, 1994.

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Los Angeles February 23 - March 3, 1995.)

Released in United States November 1994 (Shown at Sarasota French Film Festival November 9-13, 1994.)

Released in United States February 1995 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 9-20, 1995.)

Released in United States March 1996 (Shown in New York City (Walter Reade) as part of program "Rendez-Vous With French Cinema Today" March 15-28, 1996.)