A family reunion goes awry when the oldest son makes the accusation that his dying father, a famed psychiatrist who also did work for the CIA, adopted his children for the purposes of psychological experimentation.
The Red Robin is a tense psychological thriller unveiling the troubled past, conflict-filled present, and uncertain future of a remarkable family, the Shellners. 75 year-old Dr. Nathaniel Shellner's led an extraordinary life as a psychiatrist working with traumatized patients fleeing war zones, earning himself a Nobel Prize for his work. After having one child, Leonard (48), with his wife, Lillian (72), the Shellners elected to adopt the remainder of their family from the camps where Dr. Shellner worked. Ultimately the Shellners incorporated five children from all over the world into their family - Tommy (36), Julie (38), and Harry (37) As Dr. Shellner lies on his death bed on a frigid, icy day on the fringes of New York City in suburban New Jersey, the family convenes at the house where the couple raised the children for a final, bittersweet farewell to a sensational and inspiring public figure. Or, that's the idea until all hell breaks loose after Tommy arrives and accuses his ... Written by
Michael Z. Wechsler
Saw this at Woodstock film festival and it was a well crafted story that I thought was excellent. Stars Judd Hirsch,and the whole cast were great. The camera shots/cinematography were well done and I thought the music score was also very fitting, eerie. There are many twists and turns in the plot/storyline that will keep you wondering through the whole movie. Also liked the allegories they used, interesting additions that added to the mystery. The audience clapped at the conclusion so it seemed it was very well enjoyed by the entire theater. I would recommend this to anyone to see, as I feel they would be thoroughly entertained.
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