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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

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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Tender Son: The Frankenstein Project  »

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Very strong, disturbing film
22 June 2011 | by (Netherlands) – See 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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