Next of Kin (1984)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama  |   Release Date - Nov 30, 1984 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 72 min.  |   Countries - Canada  |  
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Atom Egoyan's first feature finds him using the formal and thematic elements he has combined throughout his career: allegory, family bonds, the corruption of desire, and a perverse view of technology. In the midst of a familial trauma, a young man discovers a videotape of a family who gave up a child for adoption. Fleeing his past, he attempts to become that lost son. Next of Kin is a hint of disturbing films to come.

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foster-family, on-the-run, pretending, video-tape