About the film
The Son of the Shark
Release Date: November 24, 1993
|Production Companies||:||Gaumont, France 3 Cinéma, Saga Film, RTL-TVi, Compagnie des Images, Première Heure, In Visible Films|
|Writers||:||Santiago Amigorena, Agnès Merlet|
Brothers Martin and Simon, not yet teens, are incorrigible vandals; Martin runs away from reform school, Simon from foster homes, and they always find each other in a seacoast town of Lignan, where their destructive behavior is infamous. (It may date to their mother's leaving the family.) Martin is philosophical, romantic, and poetic: he dreams of being the son of a shark; he holds tight to a book about goldfish his mother gave him. In both halting and wild ways, he tries to court Marie, a neighbor girl. Simon, with a pocketknife and an intractable will, seems more dangerous to others. What, on earth, is there for these children-becoming-men?