The Son

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The Son (Sin)

Directed by Ines Tanovic

  • Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Romania, Slovenia, Montenegro 2019; 106 min
  • Original version: Bosnian
  • Genre: Drama
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina's Submission for the 92nd Academy Awards

Synopsis

Arman is about to turn 18. He is full of angst and unhappy about not knowing who his biological parents are. He was adopted as a baby b y Jasna and Senad , who couldn't have children of their own. However, Jasna becomes pregnant four years after that, giving birth to baby boy Dado. Throughout his entire life, Arman is having a hard time coping with being an adoptive child in the family. He is constantly on an emotional roller coaster – one moment he hates his mom and dad and Dado, the next one he loves them. Full of explosive energy, together with his schoolmates, he gets in trouble after trouble. Despite being v ery intelligent he is labeled a “problem kid“. The only place h e feels peaceful and loved is at Jasna's parents . A t the same time Arman does all he can to save Dado from self - destructing - like a big brother should . However, despite everything he does, his parents interpret Arman’s involvement completely wrong and blame him for every trouble with Dado.

Production

  • DOKUMENT SARAJEVO

    Ines Tanovic