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Lost Son, The (1999, Daniel Auteuil, Nastassja Kinski)



Chris Menges’ film stars Daniel Auteil as Lombard, a low-rent private eye who agrees to track down his friend Carlos’s (Ciaran Hinds) missing brother-in-law, a seedy photographer. His enquiries not only bring him into conflict with Carlos’s steely wife Deborah (Natassja Kinski), but drag him down into some very dark avenues. What was a simple missing-person enquiry becomes a personal crusade set in both seamy Soho and the Mexican underworld.

production details
UK – France | 102 minutes | 1999

Director: Chris Menges
Writers: Eric Le Clere, Margaret Le Clere, Mark Mills

Daniel Auteuil as Xavier Lombard
Nastassja Kinski as Deborah Spitz
Katrin Cartlidge as Emily
Marianne Denicourt as Nathalie
Ciarán Hinds as Carlos
Billie Whitelaw as Mrs. Spitz
Cyril Shaps as Mr. Spitz
Bruce Greenwood as Friedman
Jamie Harris as Hopper
Hemal Pandya as Shiva
Billy Smyth as Boy No 6
Cal Macaninch as Martin
Mark Benton as Giant
Michael Liebman as Peter
Joe White as Barman
Ray MacAllan as Paul
Júlio Garcia as Priest
Mehmet Ferda as Pimp
Anneka Svenska as Call Girl
Brenda Whitehead as Airline Passenger
Christine Perez as Nina
David Hayman as Nathalie’s Pimp
Natalie Rogers as Lombard’s Wife
Charlotte Carew-Gibbs as Lombard’s Daughter
Gregory McFarnon as Leon
Marsha Fitzalan as Mrs. Carlton
Will Welch as Lover