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
I saw this film at the Palm Beach film festival. It was truly a psychological thriller. The film had me wondering what path it was going to take. Many twists and turns that will not leave you disappointed. "Nail-biting" had me wondering out loud to the very end trying to solve the puzzle. Was worried it would have an M Night Shamalan ending, but this one was really earned and you did not see it coming at all. And Iguessed the ending of the Sixth Sense, so I consider myself a bit of a die-hard Cinephil that you can't get much passed. The acting and directing was excellent. If you have the opportunity to check this movie out, you will not be disappointed. Director, Michael Wechsler's film was Outstanding.
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