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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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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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8 July 2010 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

Benim Güzel Oglum, Ne Yaptin Sen?  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Many of the cast and crew on Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) reunited with director Werner Herzog to produce this film. Major examples include actors Michael Shannon, Brad Dourif and Irma P. Hall, cinematographer Peter Zeitlinger, and editor Joe Bini. See more »

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In the escalator scene, which takes place in Calgary but which was filmed at the San Diego Convention Center, one can clearly see a row of palm trees outside. See more »

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[first lines]
Detective Vargas: Do you want me to take the wheel Hank?
Detective Hank Havenhurst: No, no - it's no problem. I've driven halfway across the country with one hand.
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Reeks of Lynch, in a good way.
9 January 2011 | by 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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