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Broken (I) (2003)

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Bound by culture and his beliefs, a father refused to speak to his son for 15 years.



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Credited cast:
Alexo ...
Himself - Father
Lubica ...
Ted ...


Ted's father hasn't spoken to him for 15 years. It is only after serious illness, that his father begins to speak to him again. "Broken" is the story of an ethnic family's 'dilemma' with having a gay son, now of middle age. It explores how an old school Macedonian family are struggling to come to terms with their son's sexuality. Written by Filmmaker

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Short | Documentary





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5 June 2004 (USA)  »

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Tony Radevski's directorial debut. He has previously worked as a Producer, Cinemtographer and Sound Designer. See more »


Alexo: I don't believe in God, I'm not a religious man. But nature is nature. Even animals know who is male and who is female. But my son, he doesn't know... and that's stupidity.
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Children's expectations of parents can be selfish
17 June 2004 | by (Leichhardt, NSW) – See all my reviews

My enjoyment from the short film Broken was derived from a moment of revelation in that the parents cannot accept their sons sexuality, and nor should they have to.

I came to the realisation that it was the son who selfishly required his parents to accept that facet of his being, even though they admit, with great emotion, to loving him for all that he is (excepting his homosexuality.

It was the son's stubborn desire that his parents accept this facet of his being, that affected me the most.

Overall, though the film was very good and was handled in a way that focused on the parents (a novelty in my view, as normally these situations are only taken from the child's viewpoint).

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