Release date24 November 1993 WriterSantiago Amigorena, Agnes Merlet (writer/adaptor) Initial releaseNovember 24, 1993 (France) ScreenplayAgnes Merlet, Santiago Amigorena CastSandrine Blancke (Marie), Ludvic Vandendaele (Martin), Erick da Silva (Simon), Maxime Leroux (Le pere), Yolande Moreau (Lautomobiliste) Similar moviesJuvenile delinquency movies, Adolescence movies, France movies
Son of the Shark (French: Le Fils du Requin) is a 1993 French film directed by Agnes Merlet, about two brothers, Martin (Ludovic Vandendaele) and Simon (Eric Da Silva), and their adventures as juvenile delinquents in the north of France.
Inspired by a well-known passage of Lautréamont's Les Chants de Maldoror, Martin holds a belief, in which he claims to be "the son of a female shark". He hopes that someday he and his brother, Simon will disappear to the bottom of the ocean, where they will live happily ever after surrounded by dancing fish.
Awards and nominations
The film won the 1994 European Film Award for "Young European Film of the Year", the Avignon Film Festival's Prix Tournage, and the Joseph Plateau Award for Best Belgian actress. It was also nominated for César Award for Best Debut.