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A Son

Release date NZ: 20 / 08 / 2020
Release date AUS: TBC
TBC NZ

TBC AU

DIRECTED BY: Mehdi Barsaoui

STARRING: Sami Bouajila, Najila Ben Abdallah

RUN TIME: 95 Minutes

LANGUAGE: Arabic with English subtitles

GENRE: Drama

A family weekend in southern Tunisia turns into a nightmare when a fathers entire world comes apart after his 11-year-old son is gravely injured in a terrorist shootout as is in dire need of an organ transplant.

"The evenhanded way in which the script gives equal space to husband and wife is one of the film’s chief satisfactions, and both actors inhabit their roles with a gripping degree of authenticity" - Variety

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Barsaoui has a bright future ahead of him as a director of dramas that expertly capture complex human emotions within their socio-cultural, historical and political context." - The Hollywood Reporter