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A Son

Release date NZ: 12 / 11 / 2020
Release date AUS: 02 / 07 / 2020

Violence & offensive language


Mature themes, violence and coarse language

DIRECTED BY: Mehdi Barsaoui

STARRING: Sami Bouajila, Najila Ben Abdallah

RUN TIME: 95 Minutes

LANGUAGE: Arabic with English subtitles

GENRE: Drama

Tunisia, summer 2011. A holiday to the southern country ends in disaster for Fares, Meriem and their 10-year old son Aziz when he is accidentally shot in an ambush. His injury will change their lives - Aziz needs a liver transplant, which leads to the discovery of a long-buried secret. Will Aziz and their relationship survive?

"It's a film reminiscent of the work of Iranian master Asghar Farhadi, full of twists and turns as it puts its characters in increasingly tragic situations." - Cineuropa

"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

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

★★★★ " outstanding piece of filmmaking" - The Australian


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