My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?

Michael Shannon’s psycho, in flashback stories that do less to explain his character or his crime than present docu-tableaux of stand-out otherworldliness – spends the whole film presenting himself and his understanding of the world as something totally unrelatable to normal human beings. Holed up in his mother’s flamingo-pink suburban house and surrounded by cops, everything associated with this man – and especially his trips, filmed in beautifully inconsistent DV, to Mexico, China, and Peru – exist on a plane completely incomprehensible and out of context with our modern lives. Aguirre or Woyzeck, born today in a San Diego suburb with an overbearing mother: what kind of madness would his truth end up sounding and looking like? (Daniel Kasman; The Auteurs)

Director's Biography
Werner Herzog, geb. 1942 in München. Realisierte mehr als 50 vielfach preisgekrönte Spiel- und Dokumentarfilme. Veröffentlichte mehrere Bücher und ist auch als Opernregisseur tätig.

Filme (Auswahl): Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (1972), Stroszek (1976), Nosferatu (1978), Woyzeck (1979), Fitzcarraldo (1982), Mein Liebster Feind - Klaus Kinski (1999), Invincible (2001), The Wild Blue Yonder (2005; CE 2006), Grizzly Man (2005), Bad Lieutnant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009), My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)
Nachtsicht | Night Sight 2010
Werner Herzog
USA / Germany 2009
100 minutes
Screenplay Werner Herzog, Herbert Golder
Cinematography Peter Zeitlinger
Editing Joe Bini, Omar Daher
Music Ernst Reijseger
With Willem Dafoe, Chloë Sevigny, Udo Kier, Michael Peña, Michael Shannon, Brad Dourif
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