09 20 Oct '24
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Florian Zeller

The Son

123' - 2022 - Drama - Dialogue: English
Director: Florian Zeller Composer: Hans Zimmer With: Hugh Jackman, Vanessa Kirby, Anthony Hopkins, Laura Dern
After The Father, a compelling portrait of dementia, Florian Zeller now adapts the second part of his trilogy about a father a mother and a son for the big screen.
A few years ago, Florian Zeller was dubbed "the most exciting new theatre writer of our time" by The Guardian. Now, the French playwright is working hard to establish himself as one of the most interesting filmmakers of his generation. After shaking up the theatre scene with his award-winning trilogy The Mother (starring Isabelle Huppert), The Father and The Son, Zeller is currently adapting his successful trilogy for the big screen. After directing Anthony Hopkins as a demented father in the Oscar-winning drama The Father, he now delves into the life of 17-year-old Nicholas, who is going through a difficult period after his parents' divorce. He plays truant, drinks and lies. He hopes to find peace and calm with his father, his new girlfriend and their baby. But it turns out to be an illusion. Besides Sir Hopkins, new faces show up this time: Vanessa Kirby, Hugh Jackman and Laura Dern.
"Peter and Beth are euphoric after the birth of their first child. Their little family is about to unexpectedly expand, however, with the arrival of Nicholas, Peter's adolescent son (from a previous marriage) who suffers from severe depression, which manifests in uncontrollable tears, withdrawal from social activities, and worse." - TIFF

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Florian Zeller


Hans Zimmer


Hugh Jackman, Vanessa Kirby, Anthony Hopkins, Laura Dern


Florian Zeller, Christopher Hampton

Director of Photography

Ben Smithard


Yorgos Lamprinos


Lain Canning, Karl Hartman, Joanna Laurie, Emile Sherman, Christophe Spadone, Florian Zeller

Production studios

See-Saw Films


The Searchers

More information



Countries of production

United States of America, United Kingdom, France

Screenplay based on

"Le fils" (Florian Zeller)




Florian Zeller
The Father (2020), The Son (2022)

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