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70 Ratings

The Good Son

Hyvä poika

Directed by Zaida Bergroth
Finland, 2011


At the age of 17, Iltima has spent much of his life looking after his mother, the mercurial Leila, a veteran actress who’s successful and famous enough to be constant tabloid fodder. His mother’s neglect has filled him with a rage he now considers normal.

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The Good Son Directed by Zaida Bergroth

Awards & Festivals

Chicago International Film Festival

2011 | 2 wins including: New Directors Competition (Gold Hugo)

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  • Dada Kubin's rating of the film The Good Son

    A troubled artist family has a summer party that starts like any other Finnish party with boozing, going crazy and having fights. Then it develops into a more sinister story that keeps up the suspense rather well although it’s clear from early on what’s going to happen. Visually it’s a mixture of music video aesthetics and (semi)realistic cinema, and they work nicely together.

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