Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: My Son

Digital, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 17, 2019
Price: DVD $17.67, Blu-ray $24.99
Studio: Cohen Media

The 2017 French thriller My Son, directed by Christian Carion (Come What May), stars Guillaume Canet (Joyeux Noel) and Mélanie Laurent (Beginners).

In the middle of the night, a 7-year-old boy has gone missing. The crisis draws the child’s father Julien (Canet) back to a small, snowy town in eastern France in an effort to help. Julien has been abroad for work and has been essentially absent from his son’s life since splitting with his wife (Laurent) a few years earlier. Fueled by his sense of guilt about neglecting his family, Julien is determined to do whatever it takes to find his son. That includes using physical force against anyone he thinks could be a suspect in the kidnapping – and stepping outside the law – as he begins to unfold the mystery of the boy’s disappearance.

This third collaboration between Canet and director Christian Carion, whose 2005 war drama Joyeux Noël earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film, was uniquely shot in sequence over a quick six days. Reportedly, Canet was experiencing events, struggling with his emotions, and discovering clues in real time, just as his character was.

Bonus features on the Blu-ray and DVD include a making-of featurette and a look behind the scenes with Carion and Canet.

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.