My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done Poster

Release Date: 2009

DVD Release Date: September 21st, 2010

R|1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary
A man experiences mystifying events that cause him to kill his mother with a sword.

Cast: Willem Dafoe, Verne Troyer, Chloë Sevigny, Brad Dourif, Michael Shannon, Michael Pena, Loretta Devine, Udo Kier

Director: Werner Herzog

Genres: Drama, Horror

Ratings & Reviews

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    Photographed with bare-bones simplicity by longtime Herzog collaborator Peter Zeitlinger, My Son presents yet another Herzogian hero who views insanity as the only logical response to an insane world. show more

  • Confounds all convention and denies all expected pleasures, providing instead the delight of watching Herzog feed the police hostage formula into the Mixmaster of his imagination. show more

  • The story is riddled with salutes to executive producer David Lynch and the film seems pointed hopefully in the direction of Lynch's audiences. show more

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