Presented as an official selection at the 47th Deauville festival that took place this year, “The Last Son” lands directly on Canal +. The promise of a dark and violent western with Sam Worthington who slips into the skin of a bastard, desperate to thwart a strange prophecy.
A strange prophecy at the heart of the story
Located in the Sierra Nevada (United States) at the end of the 19th century, The Last Son places Sam Worthington in the shoes of Isaac LeMay, an outlaw troubled by a strange prophecy. Indeed, a former Cheyenne chief would have cursed him and he is sure that one of his sons will end up killing him. One of those children he fathered in the arms of a prostitute became a formidable shooter and stands out as the real threat to eliminate for Isaac. It is the actor and singer Colson Baker, credited under his pseudonym Machine Gun Kelly, who lands the role of the gunslinger son, called Cal.
As begins a manhunt between the two men, having to lead to an inevitable duel, a variable comes to play the spoilsport in this equation. This is Sheriff Solomon, who spends a lot of time in the arms of young Cal’s biological mother.
The promise of a dark and brutal western
Walking in the footsteps of Brimstone (2017), another rather sordid western, due to the darkness of its story, The Last Son promises a dark atmosphere and sequences placed under the sign of a certain violence. In the snow-capped Sierra Nevada mountains, a three-way merciless hunt takes shape.
Sam Worthington, despite a fairly busy schedule with the aftermath ofAvatar under construction, nevertheless manages to shoot other stories under the guidance of sometimes inexperienced directors. Although The Last Son either his fourth feature film, Director Tim Sutton embarks on the western he will revisit for the first time in his career. The Australian actor will venture into the genre for the second time after In the Silence of the West (2014), which was as much a revenge movie as it was a western.
Canal + wins broadcasting rights
It’s not the first time this has happened but Canal + once again wins the stake and will broadcast for the first time in France The Last Son. No theatrical release has been planned for the film, which doesn’t mean it isn’t worth a look. let’s remember that The Last Son would compete in competition at the 47th edition of the Deauville festival, which ended this year. See you on Tuesday 14 December on the famous encrypted channel, then later on MyCanal for a catch-up session if necessary.