On My Own (1992)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age, Psychological Drama  |   Release Date - Sep 25, 1992 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 99 min.  |   Countries - Australia, Canada, Italy  |  
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In this haunting and complex coming-of-age drama, a 15-year-old student at a boy's preparatory school grows up a little faster as he tries to deal with his own problems and those of his fragmented family. His parents are divorced and since the split, he has become estranged from his father. The trouble begins when he learns that his mother has developed schizophrenia. His reactions to her illness and the changes it brings form the core of this provocative film.

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coming-of-age, dysfunctional, estrangement, father, schizophrenia, teenagers