He can give an amazing speech on American soul to flabbergasted schoolchildren, interfere in the private lives of his fellow citizens or get his 18 year old daughter to swear that she will never, ever, leave the family home. This is Simon Wolberg, mayor of a small provincial town, madly in love with his wife, overbearing father and provocative son! This man is obsessed with family; his obsession drives him to put these family ties to the test, to check their strength and their fragility...
Directed by: Axelle Ropert (France, 2009)
Cast: François Damiens (Simon), Valérie Benguigui (Marianne), Valentin Vigourt (Benjamin), Léopoldine Serre (Delphine), Jean-Luc Bideau (the grandfather), Jocelyn Quivrin (the blond man)
Genre: dramatic comedy
Awards: this film was presented at Directors' Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009.