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

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Inspired by a true crime, a man begins to experience mystifying events that lead him to slay his mother with a sword.

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The police are called to a murder scene and quickly discover that the murderer, the victim's son, is holed up in his house with two hostages. Through a series of interviews with both the murderer's fiancée and his theatre director the police piece together a picture of a man losing touch with reality. Written by Anonymous

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The Mystery Isn't Who. But Why.

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8 July 2010 (Portugal)  »

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Benim Güzel Oglum, Ne Yaptin Sen?  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£6,815 (UK) (10 September 2010)
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Werner Herzog's fourth collaboration with Brad Dourif. See more »

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Detective Vargas: Do you want me to take the wheel Hank?
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Reeks of Lynch, in a good way.
9 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Please, don't listen to the under-educated reviews; "David Lynch never set foot in the studio". Regardless of whether or not David Lynch had his hands in this film, it shines with his awkward characterization. For those who are familiar with David Lynch's works, specifically Twin Peaks and Blue Velvet, you know that he likes to make social situations very awkward and uncomfortable. Any given Twin Peaks episode felt like there were a herd of elephants in the room for every scene.

I would go as far as to say that this is a modern episode of Twin Peaks. Granted Herzog was in control; Lynch fans won't be disappointed. The acting is brilliant; and THE SCORE! Dear God the score is wonderful. Foreboding, intriguing, smooth at times, and critically dissonant at others.

Worth your time.


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