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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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Fils de pute  »

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

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$7,396 (USA) (7 July 2006)
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Good Performances by Attractive Actors Fail to Breathe Life into this Tale
27 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

THE WHORE'S SON ('Hurensohn'), based on a novel by Gabriel Loidolt and translated to the screen by Michael Glawogger is an interesting premise for a film - how does a child learn to accept the fact that his mother is a prostitute? The problem with the cinematic translation under Michael Sturminger's direction is that the tale becomes a one-note song. The ingredients seem to be right - gorgeous photography, beautiful actors - but the possibilities are simply never realized.

Covering a period of about fourteen or so years the film introduces Silvija (the very beautiful and fragile appearing Chulpan Khamatova), a Croatian refugee in Germany who throws out her abusive boyfriend who is the father of her infant son Ozren and strikes out on her own. Her only way to make ends meet is through prostitution, and while she adores her son, she by necessity must leave him with his Aunt Ljiljana (Ina Gogalova) while she plies her trade. The film follows the growth of the boy to his early teens when his role is played by the very sensitive, charismatic actor Stanislav Lisnic. Ozren is convinced that his mother is a waitress, until his friends and adults in the neighborhood (including fellow hookers) force him to realize Silvija's true profession. Silvija manages to provide Ozren with the basics of life - clothes, food, shelter, and love - and Ozren responds to her with unconditional love: even when he accepts the fact that Silvija is a prostitute he maintains his adoration (is it beyond that???) for her. There are sidebars that mix Yugoslavian politics with the plight of the immigrants in a foreign adopted land and there is a superficial relationship between Ozren and a classmate that seems to go nowhere. In the end we are essentially where we started: a son loves his mother despite her profession and her personality defects.

The film is a pleasure to view because of the excellent camera work by cinematographer Jürgen Jürges, an apt musical score by Adrian Vonwiller, and actors are all strong, especially Stanislav Lisnic and Chulpan Khamatova. The story outline has potential. It is a shame that potential got lost in the production values. Grady Harp


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