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The Whore's Son (2004)
"Hurensohn" (original title)

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Ozren is raised in Vienna by his mother Silvija, who works as a prostitute, and his aunt and uncle. The film shows the demimonde of Vienna in the early 1990ies and deals with Ozren's ... See full summary »

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Silvija
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Onkel Ante (as Miki Manojlovic)
Stanislav Lisnic ...
Ozren
Ina Gogálová ...
Tante Ljiljana
Georg Friedrich ...
Peppi
Maria Hofstätter ...
Tamara
Gabriel Usein ...
Ozren 3-jahrig
Emanuel Usein ...
Ozren 8-jahrig
Stefan Sidlo ...
Joschi
Tamara Metelka ...
Volksschullehrerin
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Ozrens Vater
Susan Sozubek ...
Snezana
Natalya Baranova ...
Cherie (as Natalia Baranova)
Pola Claricini ...
Chefin
Helmut Hafner ...
Müllfahrer
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Ozren is raised in Vienna by his mother Silvija, who works as a prostitute, and his aunt and uncle. The film shows the demimonde of Vienna in the early 1990ies and deals with Ozren's finding out that his mother is not a waitress (as he was initially told) and with the way he copes with it. Written by Mort-31

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In spite of everything, she's still your mom.

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20 February 2004 (Austria)  »

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Hurensohn  »

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$2,157 (USA) (28 April 2006)

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$7,396 (USA) (7 July 2006)
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Demimonde soap
28 February 2004 | by (Vienna, Austria) – See all my reviews

What will the adolescent son of a Yugoslavian mother in Vienna feel, when he finds out that she has been a prostitute since before he was born and not a waitress, as everybody told him? This might be an interesting question, and a very good starting point for a book or a film.

Unfortunately, writer-director Michael Sturminger doesn't have a lot to say about the topic. He is obviously a good director, impressively guiding the young boys who play the child Ozren and presenting good-looking, sometimes even beautiful images. The problem is that he completely fails as a screenwriter. His dialogues are stale and therefore really embarrassing. The story lacks ideas and surprise on the one hand, while being painfully exaggerated on the other hand. And the Vienna demimonde is presented full of clichés.

The leading actors are not bad but they appear to be because the things they have to say are unnatural and hackneyed. Hearing Ozren's uncle and aunt droning out their pearls of wisdom makes you want to escape.

Maybe the novel was bad. I don't know. But at least, Sturminger should have left the adaptation to somebody else and applied for a job as a soap opera writer.


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