Xavier Lombard is a former drug squad officer, exiled to London after a bomb killed his wife and daughter. Alone and disillusioned, he ekes out a living as a private detective. One day Carlos, a friend and former colleague, asks him to find his brother, Leon Spitz, a photographer who worked in the red-light district of Soho. Lombard accepts the job, despite hostility from Carlos's wife, Deborah, who seems worried that some skeleton may come out of the closet. Indeed, the detective finds a pedophile videocassette in Leon's apartment.
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"I'd already received several offers from English and American producers, but 'The Lost Son' was the first project that really interested me. Right while reading the script, I realized it could be more than just a great action film. The story has powerful emotional resonance, making you think. The character I play follows the grand tradition of private detectives: a loner, the secretive type, scarred by his past and wrestling with serious financial difficulties. By accepting what seems to be a routine job, he's obliged to make a veritable descent into hell."
(Daniel Auteuil, Actor)