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I am your father,
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This review is from: Abel [DVD] (DVD)
This is not a film to be taken seriously. It is a black comedy with an element of psychological horror as the 8 year old Abel, with savage determination, adopts the role of the paterfamilias to striking, ridiculous and terrifying effect. That he acts out notions of fatherhood acquired from watching television, and mixes these up with his own childish reality, elegantly adds to the comic power of the movie. Full of creepy characters apart from Abel himself, such as his worthless real dad and the psychiatrist with designs on his mother. A deeply satisfying romp with an underlying point which is never laboured... a child can be an adult in their own head, if not in their own life... even if it gets them locked up.