Jacques Laurent was a well known pornographer back in the 70s. Today, because of financial difficulties, he decides to start shooting porn films again. A number of years earlier, his son Joseph abruptly left home after finding out what his father did for a living. Time has passed. Today Joseph is seventeen years old and father and son meet again. While Jacques is wondering how to finish his life, Joseph is trying to give direction to his. –uniFrance
Bertrand was born September 11, 1968, in Nice, France.
Bertrand Bonello trained as a classical musician and played in an orchestra, accompanying Carole Laure and Françoise Hardy, among others, on tours and in the recording studio. He composed music for short films (including his own) as well as for commercials. His first feature film was Quelque chose d’organique (Something Organic) (1998), a co-production of France and Canada which was presented at the Berlin Festival (Panorama). Bonello moved to Montreal, Canada in 1991. He lives between Paris and Montreal.
Le pornographe (2001) won the FIPRESCI prize at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. Tiresia (2003) was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival.
His work has been associated with the New French Extremity. –Wikipedia
A lot more interesting than advertised. Nice to see Leaud taking such ballsy film roles this late in his career. An interesting character portrait that goes unexpected places but doesn't say as much about pornography as Bonello's later HOUSE OF TOLERANCE does about prostitution.
"History is the passion of sons who wish to understand the fathers." ~ Pier Paolo Pasolini