• Just to Be Sure

    Directed by Carine Tardieu
    France/Belgium | 100 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • Just to Be Sure

    Directed by Carine Tardieu
    France/Belgium | 100 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • Just to Be Sure

    Directed by Carine Tardieu
    France/Belgium | 100 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • Just to Be Sure

    Directed by Carine Tardieu
    France/Belgium | 100 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • Just to Be Sure

    Directed by Carine Tardieu
    France/Belgium | 100 minutes | World Cinema Now

Middle-aged Erwin’s search for his biological father brings much more than he bargained for in Just to Be Sure. A delightful blend of coincidence and destiny, this comedy explores the virtues and vagaries of DNA in warm, funny and unpredictable ways that leave you rooting for nurture over nature.

Schedule

January 4, 2018 1:00 PM Camelot Theatres Tickets not available
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January 13, 2018 10:00 AM Annenberg Theater Tickets not available
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January 15, 2018 1:30 PM Camelot Theatres Tickets not available
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film synopsis

A delightful blend of coincidence and destiny, Just to Be Sure explores the virtues and vagaries of DNA in warm, funny, and unpredictable ways that leave you rooting for nurture over nature with all your heart.

Erwin, a wistful widower of 45, makes a living clearing buried mines left over from WWII. While undergoing genetic testing with his single, pregnant daughter, Erwin discovers he has no genetic connection to his own father, also a widower. A private detective helps him track down his biological father, Joseph, who is ailing as he ages. As Erwin and Joseph embark on a tentative and endearing relationship, Erwin also begins what might be a romantic affair with Anna, a local doctor in Joseph’s seaside town. But questions of identity and lineage bring endless twists and turns in this perceptive French comedy.

Just to Be Sure traverses minefields—literal and figurative—in search of what actually makes us who we are: biology or something else.

film details

Original Language Title: Ôtez-moi d'un doute
Country: France/Belgium
Year: 2017
Running Time: 100 minutes
Language: French (deaf-friendly)
Subtitles: Yes
Director: Carine Tardieu
Producers: Antoine Rein, Fabrice Goldstein
Principal Cast: François Damiens, Cécile de France, Alice de Lencquesaing, Guy Marchand
Cinematographers: Pierre Cottereau
Editor: Christel Dewynter
Music: Eric Slabiak
Screenwriter: Michel Leclerc, Raphaële Moussafir, Carine Tardieu

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