The Lost Son
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What is surprising is the chain of events that follows, taking Auteuil's character from London to Mexico and back, involving a prostitute, horrific child abuse, and corruption among the wealthy.
Auteuil does a fine job as the P.I., Billie Whitelaw--one of my favorite British actresses--is suitably hard-edged in the role of the family matriarch, and Bruce Greenwood is credibly sleazy as the dealer in unspeakable practices. The investigator makes moral choices throughout the entire film that are so dead on target that every act of violence contributes to the power of this film. This is a terrific film and absolutely worth owning. I am proud to have this in my DVD collection.
The film has a sad and horrific story centering it's plot, (a story all too true, unfortunately), and moves along at a nice pace. It held my interest all the way.
The violence in the film is dealt with brutally but with tactful swiftness, not dwelt on or exaggerated. The direction is by Chris Menges, the award-winning cinematographer, and he does a good crisp job here. Well produced, and well worth your time if you like the genre.
movie, and it was really neat to see him talk in English. I have always been a big fan of his. His acting is always superb! The movie was definately film noir, dark and mysterious, its just that the mystery wasn't hard to get and there weren't any parts that really grabbed your attention and held it, so 3 stars, for the subject matter and Auteuil....
Doug Setter, Bsc.
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Boring, un realistic and Daniel Auteuil in English - well, the entire experience was nothing to speak of.Published 14 months ago by dominique hunter
A dark film filmed darkly. Child abuse no matter how well scripted is child abuse.Published 19 months ago by Non De Plume 46
Good story, well acted but a little disturbing, son missing and during the investigation a pedophile ring is behind his disappearance.
same review, I liked Mccauly in other movies and a friend had a bit part; it is silly but i likke itPublished on March 17, 2013 by helen walts
I like Daniel Auteuil a lot and his charming presence led me into a world that I wasn't sure I wanted to enter...the underside of London and the child pornography industry. Read morePublished on January 28, 2013 by Promise
Daniel Auteuil portrays a private detective who at first seems sleazy, but redeems himself when he takes on what appears to be a simple missing persons case, which takes some very... Read morePublished on December 3, 2012 by pipnuts
Good film, a little hard to follow at times due to the actor's French accent, but some great twists and turns. Sad to think though about the reality of the child sex trade, esp. Read morePublished on May 24, 2011 by Historian