“CYANIDE” (“CYANURE”)— Waiting for Dad

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“CYANIDE” (“CYANURE”)

Waiting for Dad

Amos Lassen

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 Achille, a young hopeful teenager is waiting for his unknown and fantasized father to come out of prison. He has been dreaming about family but that dream is seriously undermined by an exhausted mother and a man who, after so many years in jail, has become unable to be a responsible father.

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We see the uphill battle facing Joe (Roy Dupuis) once he is released from prison after over 14 years. He cannot read or write and he has no job skills and a prison record. He loves his wife (Sabine Timoteo) but she will have nothing to do with him, other than to encourage him to develop a relationship with his son. She has a relationship with her current boss and she wants a divorce from Joe. His son (Alexandre Etzlinger) idolizes his father and tries very hard to reconcile his parents. This story is funny, touching, and sexy. For a Roy Dupuis fan, this movie delivers. The performances are excellent.

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This film was totally unexpected from the beginning to the end. Told from the boy’s perspective, it is a film that is hard to forget.

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