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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.

Director:

Kornél Mundruczó

Writers:

Kornél Mundruczó (screenplay), Mary Shelley (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rudolf Frecska Rudolf Frecska ... Boy
Lili Monori 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
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Hungary | Germany | Austria

Language:

Hungarian

Release Date:

9 September 2010 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Tender Son: The Frankenstein Project See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,673
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Very strong, disturbing film
22 June 2011 | by IngevingSee all my reviews

I saw this film on IFFR 2011 in Rotterdam, and even though a little while ago, I still remember it very clearly. In fact, I thought it was the best film I have seen on the whole festival.

Tender Son is a very, very strong film, with strong emotions from an unwelcome cast-away son and his family who coincidentally returns to them.

With 'disturbing' as one of the emotions that is most present while watching the film, it is not a popular film (some people walked out during the screening), which is a pity.

To think of this movie as a thriller, or horror movie and watch it with these expectations would be wrong. I would say it has much more in common with films such as Antichrist by Lars von Trier or Das weisse Band by Michael Haneke.

If you can stomach these films and the emotion 'disturbing' this film is a 10, in intensity, stills, story, in everything. It is one I would recommend and look forward to seeing again.


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