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Birthmarked (2018)

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Two scientists raise 3 children contrarily to their genetic tendencies to prove the ultimate power of nurture over nature.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Goode ... Ben
Toni Collette ... Catherine
Andreas Apergis ... Samsonov
Jordan Poole ... Luke
Megan O'Kelly ... Maya
Anton Gillis-Adelman ... Maurice
Michael Smiley ... Gertz
Fionnula Flanagan ... Mrs. Tridek
Suzanne Clément ... Dr. Julie Bouchard
Vincent Hoss-Desmarais ... Henry Morin
Tyrone Benskin ... Dr. Metcalfe
Brent Skagford ... Teacher Duggins
Cat Lemieux ... Female Scientist #1
Owen Bruemmer Owen Bruemmer ... Ben 12 years old
Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais ... Male Scientist #2
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In 1977, two respected scientists, Ben Morin and his wife Catherine quit their jobs at the university to conduct an experiment they think will revolutionize our understanding of human identity. The project aims to raise three children contrarily to their genetic predispositions to prove the ultimate power of nurture over nature. They want to prove that everyone has the same potential to become anything. Maya, a newborn girl adopted from two feebleminded parents, is raised to be smart, while Maurice, a newborn boy adopted from two anger-prone parents, is raised to be a pacifist. Finally, their own biological son Luke, who comes from a long lineage of scientific brains, is raised to become a revered artist. The experiment will reveal little scientific truth, but rather lead Ben and Catherine to discover the true value of family. Written by Marc Tulin

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Item 7, Parallel See more »
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I Got A Name
Written by Norman Gimbel and Charles Fox
Performed by Jim Croce
1973 (renewed) Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp (BMI)
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Surprised I liked it as much as I did
9 March 2019 | by jljakushSee all my reviews

Better than I expected. Some funny moments, great 70s look, fine actors. Who would believe Toni Collette and Matthew Goode could be so geeky? And his constant scratching of his beard had me wanting to pull his hand away from his face as if he were a 12 year old picking a zit. Overall it doesn't quite gel-no one is skewered enough or conversely sparks any real feelings of empathy, not even the kids. But it still kept my attention because of individual moments of humor and satire and its zany wistfulness.


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