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The Son (El hijo)2019

The Son (El hijo) (2019)

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Lorenzo, a painter of 55 years old, is anxious about the son his new wife, Sigrir is about to give birth. During her pregnancy, she has become obsessive about the care of the baby and brings over a midwife from Norway, her native land. When Henrik is born, the conflict increases: the two women isolate the baby from the outside world and even from his father, with the excuse that they plan a natural birth and an alternative child-rearing process. Lorenzo, excluded and desperate, will have to defend his son from the over-protective actions of Sigrir and her accomplice.

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Critic Reviews for The Son (El hijo)

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[An] elegantly structured tease...

August 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Furriel's intensely distressed rendition, fueled by his character's disbelief at how the system appears to never be in his favor, imparts complex poignancy into this moderately distinctive psychological thriller.

July 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Disturbing in the best sense of the word, though sometimes let down by attention to detail, The Son deserves at the least to be adopted by horror fests.

May 29, 2019 | Full Review…

The allegories used in The Son (El Hijo) aren't rooted enough. Most of them are too on the face or forced. Others are completely overshadowed by trying to fit into a conventional structure.

September 24, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

A vague entry into the 'paranoia genre'. A fantastic actor misused in a lame script that doesn't dare to do much for its story. [Full review in Spanish].

August 21, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Riveting thriller with less violence than most; sex, nudity.

August 6, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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