My Father Die 2016
1h 42min | Action, Drama | 20 January 2017 (USA)
Deaf and mute since having his hearing knocked out at the age of 12, Asher has been training for almost two decades to avenge himself on Ivan, the man that killed his older brother, 21 years ago. And now that his nemesis is out of prison, he gets his chance. But Asher’s target also happens to be his father.
This movie hits me on a very personal level.
It resembles much of my relationship with my father. I never knew why my father started or why he couldn’t stop drinking. I am certain that not many IMDb users can relate to violent childhood memories but this film goes beyond that.
The poetic voice-over, the spectacular scenery, resembles Terrence Malick’s doing and the violence on a Black & White screen, punctuated at key points in the story, resembles Quentin Tarantino’s work.
I don’t have much to say about this gem, but that it captures how it feels to be born in a family with a violent past and how good men chose to make different decisions in life.
It’s spot on. Uncomfortably so.
Director: Sean Brosnan
Writers: Sean Brosnan, Sean Brosnan
Stars: Joe Anderson, John Schneider, Kevin Gage, Gabe White