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Daddy Cool

Original title: 15 ans et demi
France, 2008

Director: Desagnat, François + Sorriaux, Thomas
Production company: Pulsar Productions, Gaumont
Co-producers: TF1 Films Production, Bikini Films
Age recommendation: 14 years and up

Recalling both Gerard Lauzier's Mon Père Ce Héros (1991) and Stan Dragoti's She's Out of Control (1989), this French-language comedy hones in on the adolescent complications that threaten to destroy a long-estranged dad's newfound relationship with his teen daughter. For years, scientist Philippe Le Tallec (Daniel Auteuil) has lived in the U.S., thousands of miles distant from his daughter Eglantine (Juliette Lamboley). In time, circumstances dictate that Philippe must return to the States to assume guardianship of Eglantine. He anticipates forging a deep and meaningful paternal-filial relationship with her, but fails to anticipate her many preoccupations, including wild partying, boys, and tightly-knit bonds with her girlfriends - preoccupations that threaten to drive a wedge in-between father and daughter. ~ Nathan Southern, All Movie Guide

Website: www.15ansetdemi-lefilm.com

World sales address/es:
Gaumont (F)

Sold to:
Gaumont Columbia Tristar (F)
Belgafilms (B)
Pathé (CH)