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The Family I Had (2017)

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In The Family I Had, a mother recalls how her brilliant teenage son came to shatter their idyllic family through one horribly violent and shocking act. Now, left to pick up the pieces, the ... See full summary »

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Katie Green (co-director), Carlye Rubin (co-director)
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In The Family I Had, a mother recalls how her brilliant teenage son came to shatter their idyllic family through one horribly violent and shocking act. Now, left to pick up the pieces, the survivors test the boundaries of their newly defined reality in this moving true crime exploration of the nature and limits of familial love. Written by Anonymous

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23 September 2017 (Netherlands) See more »

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Cuando tuve a mis hijos See more »

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A brilliant and thought provoking documentary
30 January 2018 | by nielsenjeannetteSee all my reviews

This is a haunting and thought-provoking documentary that provides insight into an impossible situation a family is placed in after a tragic murder of one underage sibling by another. The documentary, in my opinion, is all the more interesting because it does not fall into the trap of trying to provide concocted closure where there can be none. I highly recommend it. Thank you to the family for sharing such awful and difficult thoughts.


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