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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rudolf Frecska ...
Boy
Lili Monori ...
Mother
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The Director
Kitty Csíkos ...
Girl
Miklós B. Székely ...
Father (as Miklós Székely B.)
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Tünde (as Diána Kiss)
Natasa Stork ...
Director's assistant
Ági Margitai ...
Florist
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Girl at casting
Sándor Terhes ...
Inspector
Éva Szigeti ...
Widow at casting
Dániel Seemann ...
Boy at casting #1
László Munkácsy ...
Boy at Casting #2
Ferenc Gesztáler ...
Boy at casting #3
Ferenc Szilágyi ...
Police officer
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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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Perfectly told story, full 105 minutes entertaining, but unexpected ending
31 January 2011 | by (Amersfoort, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I can imagine that people, misled by "Frankenstein" in the title, will move on and find some other film, having seen enough horror movies in their youth, and cannot take any more. They are wrong. There are more elements of a tragedy. A pity that the synopsis contained no hints in this direction.

This is the movie equivalent of a thriller book, the page turner variant. All the usual elements are there: a large, nearly empty house, family relations that are not immediately revealed, dead bodies for no apparent reason, and much more. The missing element here is the all knowing, all seeing detective. That is on purpose, though, since the whodunit routine is irrelevant.

From the start I was taken away by the story, the people and the location. That there is no real plot is part of the game (this game). Steadily paced developments are going in unexpected directions, which is (again) part of the game. It glued me to my seat for the full 105 minutes.

The ending was a bit unexpected. I do not want to advertise myself as a script writer, but I could have added sufficient material for an extra half hour, if only to make it a real Greek tragedy. On the other hand, the producers may have a sequel in mind, and leave all options open for that reason.


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