This film follows events surrounding the terrorization of a small
town in France by two young boys, Martin and Simon. The boys have been
abandoned by their mother who
chooses to live
with their alcoholic and abusive father. They express their outrage by
turning on everyone around them. The authorities exhaust the resources of
every agency as they try to rehabilitate the incorrigible boys. Placed in
separate orphanages, the boys always manage to escape and continue their reign
Martin, who narrates the story, becomes increasingly fascinated with the sea,
imagining his mother to be a shark instead of the disappointing human mother he has known.
Filmed on location in the towns of Ault and Treport, we are provided with
interesting glimpses of small-town France.
This is director, Agnes Merlet's first film and we felt she did a good job
illustrating the frustration of trying to cope with wild children who lack conscience for
their actions. Son of the Shark won an International Critics Prize in
Runtime: 90 minutes.
"I thought this was a great movie. Not
just because it has young children acting as adults. But because the movie shows
that a child will find a source to guide them in the absence of reliable
parents, much like the child did in the book Ths Songs of Maldoror."
Maps & Globes
Bulletin Board Maps
Hand Painted Furniture
Old World Globe Bars