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My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? is a american film of genre Drama directed by Werner Herzog released in USA on 24 april 2010 with Michael Shannon

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? (2009)

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?
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Released in USA 24 april 2010
Length 1h31
Directed by
Genres Drama,    Thriller,    Comedy,    Crime,    Romance
Rating62% 3.149123.149123.149123.149123.14912

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? is a 2009 film directed by Werner Herzog and produced by David Lynch, inspired by the story of murderer Mark Yavorsky. Herzog describes the film as "a horror film without the blood, chainsaws and gore, but with a strange, anonymous fear creeping up in you." The film is an international co-production between the United States and Germany.

The film was conceived and written in 1995, but Herzog and co-writer Herbert Golder were unable to find anyone to produce it. Lynch eventually became interested, and production was planned to begin in the Summer of 2008, but was postponed in favor of Herzog's Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. Filming began around San Diego, California in March 2009. Both films were nominated for the Golden Lion at the 66th Venice International Film Festival, the first time that two films in one year by the same director were nominated.


The film begins with Detective Havenhurst driving with his partner Detective Vargas. They receive a call and drive to the scene of a murder. As they push their way through the crowd at the crime scene, they see Brad McCullam leaving with a coffee cup. Inside the house, the detectives find the body of Mrs. McCullam, Brad's mother, who has just been stabbed with an antique sword. At the scene are the neighbors and chief witnesses, Mrs. and Miss Roberts. The detectives soon realize that they had just seen the murderer leaving the scene.


Michael Shannon

(Brad McCullum)
Willem Dafoe

(Detective Hank Havenhurst)
Chloë Sevigny

Udo Kier

(Lee Meyers)
Michael Peña

(Detective Vargas)
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