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Fortunate Son

Canada / USA, 1985 (MIFF 1986)

Director: Harry Killas

A draft dodger living in Montreal during the Vietnam War secretly returns to Brooklyn New York, to visit his dying mother in hospital Briefly visiting his home, he spends an uncomfortable evening with his brother a crippled Vietnam veteran, and his father, a patriotic WW2 veteran. Powerful rivetting melodrama, as father glowers across the dinner table at his unpatriotic pacifist son and dinner is interrupted by an unwelcome visit.

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