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Next of Kin (1984)

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Twenty-three-year old Peter Foster is an only child who lives at home, where he constantly hears his parents arguing. Because Peter does nothing all day, the family goes to a clinic where a... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Patrick Tierney ...
Peter Foster / Bedros Deryan
Berj Fazalian ...
George Deryan
Sirvart Fazlian ...
Sonya Deryan
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Azah Deryan
Margaret Loveys ...
Mrs. Foster
Thomas Tierney ...
Mr. Foster
Phil Rash ...
Foster Counsellor
Paul Babiak ...
Deryan Counsellor
Constantino Magnatta ...
Video Operator (as Tino Magnatta)
Andrew Coyne ...
Counsellor in Elevator
Peg Christopherson ...
Counsellor in Elevator
Linzee Collins ...
Receptionist
Robert Kosoy ...
Boy in Store
Charmaine Lord ...
Stripper
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Twenty-three-year old Peter Foster is an only child who lives at home, where he constantly hears his parents arguing. Because Peter does nothing all day, the family goes to a clinic where a therapist videotapes them. After Peter watches his tape, he views the tape of a troubled Armenian family, who gave their only son away for adoption when they arrived in Canada. Peter decides to visit this family, and he pretends to be their son, Bedros Deryan. The Deryan family welcomes him with open arms, and Peter tries to patch up the poor relationship between George Deryan and his daughter Azah. Written by Will Gilbert

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30 November 1984 (Canada)  »

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CAD 37,000 (estimated)
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An underestimated and little known film
6 March 1999 | by (Boston) – See all my reviews

Atom Egoyan's first feature length film is highly unknown and even somewhat hard to find. It is really a great film though. It is about a young man who's having problems with his WASP family. While going to "video" therapy, he sees an Armenian couple who gave their son up for adoption. What follows is a remarkable film about searching for yourself and for the perfect family. Like most of Egoyan's films it is set in an unknown city and country, and he never says the family is Armenian but we learn from their culture they are. I like that fact because he lets the viewers make up their minds as to what country it is in and so forth.


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