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My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done

Overview


Genre

Drama, Thriller

Release Date

December 11, 2009 (Limited)

Duration

93 min.

Studio

Unified Pictures

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Werner Herzog

Producer

Eric Bassett

Screenwriter

Werner Herzog, Herbert Golder

Starring

Story


Based on a harrowing true story...

The film opens as officers arrive at the scene - a typical middle-class neighborhood in San Diego. The suspect has barricaded himself inside a home and appears to have taken hostages.

Two friends he had urgently telephoned earlier that morning arrive, but too late. As they and their neighbors try to come to grips with what has happened, they tell their stories to the detective in charge of the crime scene.

In a series of flashbacks, the bizarre story of Brad Macallam begins to emerge. After an ill-fated white-water kayaking trip in a distant land, Brad finds readjustment to suburban life increasingly difficult. As his disaffection grows and his relations with those around him become strained, he glimpses a world more vivid and strangely frightening than others can see. The detectives try to penetrate the mystery of his story, but the questions only multiply.

Brad's unfolding personal and family drama leads to an obsession with the ancient play, finally driving him to murder.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a bizarre merger of two uncommonly individual and idiosyncratic styles..”
by Jeannette Catsoulis [npr.org]
“..manages to come off as both baffling and mystifying at the same time..”
by Prairie Miller [NewsBlaze]
“..An unsatisfying trifle..”
by Fernando F. Croce [Slant Magazine]