My Son My Son,
What Have Ye Done

A film by Werner Herzog
Inspired by a true crime, a man begins to experience mystifying events that lead him to slay his mother with a sword.
  • Starring
  • Michael Shannon
  • Willem Dafoe
  • Chloë Sevigny
  • Directed by
  • Werner Herzog
  • Writing Credits
  • Herbert Golder
  • Werner Herzog
my son what have ye done
my son what have ye done
my son what have ye done
Werner Herzog's "My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done" is a splendid example of a movie not on autopilot. I bore my readers by complaining about how bored I am by formula movies that recycle the same moronic elements. Now here is a film where Udo Kier's eyeglasses are snatched from his pocket by an ostrich, has them yanked from the ostrich's throat by a farmhand, gets them back all covered with ostrich mucus, and tells the ostrich, "Don't you do that again!"
- Roger Ebert