Niels Arestrup plays Paul de Marseul, the head of a successful winery in France who will receive the French Legion of Honor Award for his service to the country. Paul wants to leave his estate to Phillipe Amelot, the son of his manager François (Patrick Chesnais) who is dying of cancer. His own son Martin (Lorànt Deutsch) wants to take over some day and resents Phillipe (Nicolas Bridet).
Nicolas Bridet was nominated in 2012 as "most promising actor" for his role in "You Will Be My Son"at the French national awards, the César.
The French Danish veteran actor Niels Arestrup, two time César award winner as supporting actor, does a brilliant job as Paul who is a cruel father to his son Martin with twisted reasons why he has become a difficult man. François is jealous and resentful of him, and wants to keep his son Nicolas away from him. Neither son is free to act alone or has the strength to leave the stifling winery.
Anne Marivin as Alice, Martin’s wife, not only loves her husband but stands up to Paul and keeps Philippe in place. Anne is the only character with resolve and strength in the film.
Scenes of the beautiful French wine country are breathtaking and the film is technically proficient. Wine tasting is included for the connoisseur where mixing the right elements creates the best combinations. If only that could apply to blood feuds.