Sonny (2009)

Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

A tense relationship between a father and son leads a young man into unexpected danger in this drama from Russian director Larisa Sadilova. Andrei (Oleg Frolenkov) was just a baby when his mother split up with his father, leaving Igor (Viktor Sukhorukov) alone to raise his son. Igor is a conscientious parent who had dedicated his life to his son, but Andrei has grow tired of his father's constant, obsessive attention; eager for some freedom and space of his own, Andrei steals Igor's car and hits the road. While driving aimlessly, Andrei picks up Rita, a young and pretty hitchhiker, and they decide to run away together. Igor's car breaks down, but rather than head home, the new couple takes a Jeep that's been abandoned by the side of the road and keep going. However, what Andrei doesn't know is the Jeep belonged to a wealthy businessman who has been murdered, and when the body is found, Andrei becomes the prime suspect in the killing. Synok (aka Sonny) was an official selection at the 2010 Rotterdam International Film Festival.