How I Killed My Father

How I Killed My Father (French: Comment j'ai tué mon père) is a 2001 French thriller-drama film directed by Anne Fontaine.

How I Killed My Father
Film poster
Directed byAnne Fontaine
Produced byPhilippe Carcassonne
Written byJacques Fieschi
Anne Fontaine
StarringCharles Berling
Michel Bouquet
Natacha Régnier
Music byJocelyn Pook
CinematographyJean-Marc Fabre
Edited byGuy Lecorne
Distributed byPathé
Release date
  • 8 August 2001 (2001-08-08) (Locarno)
  • 19 September 2001 (2001-09-19) (France)
Running time
98 minutes
Budget$5.2 million[1]
Box office$1.7 million[2]


Jean-Luc (Charles Berling), an established gerontologist, has not had any contact with his father, Maurice, for many years and thinks he is dead. Jean-Luc lost touch when his father left his family to work as a physician in Africa.

Without notice, the father (Michel Bouquet) reappears. He is bankrupt and moves into his son's home for several days. He annoys Jean-Luc with compliments that sound like accusations. Or is it Jean-Luc that always hears irony? His wife likes the senior immediately, and even Jean-Luc's younger brother accepts him. Jean-Luc would like to kill his father but...



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