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John (Norton), a 35-year-old window cleaner, has dedicated his life to bringing up his 4-year-old son, Michael (Lamont), after the child’s mother left them soon after giving birth. When John is given only a few months left to live, he attempts to find a new, perfect family for Michael, determined to shield him from the terrible reality of the situation. Although initially certain of what he is looking for in the perfect family, John gradually abandons his early convictions, overwhelmed by doubts on the decision. How can he judge a family from a brief encounter? And does he know his own child well enough to make this choice for him? As John struggles to find the right answer to his impossible task, he comes to accept the help of a young social worker, opening himself to solutions he would never have considered. And he finally comes to accept his anger at the injustice of his destiny, the need to share the truth with his son, and to follow the child’s instincts on the biggest decision of their lives.


John, un laveur de vitres âgé de 35 ans, a consacré sa vie à élever son fils Michael après que la mère de l’enfant les ait quittés peu après l’accouchement. Lorsqu’il apprend qu’il n’a plus que quelques mois à vivre, il tente de trouver une nouvelle famille pour son garçon de quatre ans, déterminé à le protéger de la terrible réalité de la situation. Bien qu’au départ John avait une idée assez claire de ce que devait être cette famille «idéale», le voilà qui doute. Comment peut-il juger une famille après une brève rencontre? Connaît-il assez bien Michael pour décider à sa place? Alors qu’il a de plus en plus de difficulté à trouver réponses à ses questions, il accepte l’aide d’une jeune travailleuse sociale, qui lui fait découvrir de nouvelles pistes de solution. Il en vient finalement à assumer la colère que lui cause son injuste destinée. Il doit maintenant faire connaître la vérité à son fils et s’en remettre aux instincts de celui-ci.


  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    96 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    UK/Italy/Romania
  • Rating
    Mature themes
  • Note
    Distributed by: MK2 MILE END
  • Director
    Uberto Pasolini
  • Cast
    James Norton, Daniel Lamont, and Eileen O'Higgins