Wednesday, November 24, 2010

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)

Genre: Drama
Director: Werner Herzog
Starring: Chloe Sevigny, Michael Shannon, Willem Dafoe, Udo Kier
Duration: 91 min.
Rating: 6.4/10

Inspired by a true crime, a man begins to experience mystifying events that lead him to slay his mother with a sword.


Werner Herzog's latest feature, My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done is a stylish and poetic psychological drama.  Strange and sometimes surrealistic, the film was beautifully shot using the spectacular Red One digital camera.  Another wonderful example of creative film-making from an unconventional director who refuses to stick to the tried and true.



Aaron Beyer said...

Great review, love the screencaps. I've always liked French films, and now is my chance to learn about them and give them a try, through your blog! Thanks :)

Bonjour Tristesse said...

Welcome. I hope you find something you like.

Adalmin said...


I read an article once where they talked about how his films were mostly about overwhelming obsession. This movie seems to fit that...but I've only seen Aguirre so I'm a Herzog noob :)

PS. I plan to hunt down Grizzly Man for Christmas :D And that sounds hilarious in retrospect lol

Bonjour Tristesse said...

That does seem to be a very common theme in his films. Then again, humans are obsessive creatures.

Yeah definitely see Grizzly Man if you can, it is quite fascinating. So are his other recent 'documentaries'. I especially enjoyed 'Wheel of Time'. I should eventually make a post about it.

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