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Tender Son: The Frankenstein Project (2010)

Szelíd teremtés - A Frankenstein-terv (original title)
A boy returns home from the institution where he grew up, but finds he is not welcome there. He fights to win the love of his family until matters escalate shockingly.


Kornél Mundruczó


Kornél Mundruczó (screenplay), Mary Shelley (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rudolf Frecska Rudolf Frecska ... Boy
Lili Monori ... Mother
Kornél Mundruczó ... The Director
Kitty Csíkos Kitty Csíkos ... Girl
Miklós Székely B. Miklós Székely B. ... Father
Diána Magdolna Kiss ... Tünde (as Diána Kiss)
Natasa Stork Natasa Stork ... Director's assistant
Ági Margitai ... Florist
Kata Wéber ... Girl at casting
Sándor Terhes Sándor Terhes ... Inspector
Éva Szigeti Éva Szigeti ... Widow at casting
Dániel Seemann Dániel Seemann ... Boy at casting #1
László Munkácsy László Munkácsy ... Boy at Casting #2
Ferenc Gesztáler Ferenc Gesztáler ... Boy at casting #3
Ferenc Szilágyi Ferenc Szilágyi ... Police officer


A boy returns home from the institution where he grew up, but finds he is not welcome there. He fights to win the love of his family until matters escalate shockingly.

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Highly atmospheric and unconventional
28 November 2010 | by Pavol_OndruskaSee all my reviews

This little drama tends to keep everything simple yet mysterious. It all comes down to psychological aspects. If you are looking for action or a massive scale destruction, this is a wrong address. But if you enjoy small scaled, almost intimate drama, this is something to go for. You won't find any of those cheesy characters you all know so well here. They wouldn't fit in this deep and sad story about family bonds and relationships between mother, her son and all the other characters. Project Frankenstein is revolving around the main protagonist Rudy, who finds himself not to be welcome home and still have questions about his father whom he never knew. The pacing and whole atmosphere reminded me of another great Hungarian movie - Kontroll. Hungarian directors tend to have a very special feel for telling a story without revealing too much too soon. Director Kornel Mundruczo did his work right and brought to life characters that are vivid and believable. I can only recommend this interesting project to everyone who loves dramas revolving around moral dilemmas, family values and relationships. You probably wouldn't find any better this year.

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Release Date:

9 September 2010 (Hungary) See more »

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