Next of Kin (1984 film)

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Next of Kin
Directed by Atom Egoyan
Produced by Atom Egoyan
Written by Atom Egoyan
Starring Patrick Tierney
Berge Fazlian
Sirvart Fazlian
Arsinée Khanjian
Music by The Song and Dance Ensemble of Armenia
Atom Egoyan
Cinematography Peter Mettler
Edited by Atom Egoyan
Distributed by Connoisseur Video
Release date
November 30, 1984 (USA) (limited)
Running time
72 min.
Country Canada
Language English

Next of Kin is a 1984 film directed by Atom Egoyan.

Plot summary[edit]

Twenty-three-year-old Peter Foster is an only child who lives at home, where he constantly hears his parents arguing. Because Peter does nothing all day, the family goes to a clinic where a therapist videotapes them. After Peter watches his tape, he views the tape of a troubled Armenian family, who gave their only son away for adoption when they arrived in Canada. Peter decides to visit this family, and he pretends to be their son, Bedros Deryan. The Deryan family welcomes him with open arms, and Peter tries to patch up the poor relationship between George Deryan and his daughter Azah.


DVD release[edit]

Next of Kin was first made commercially available via a DVD set along with Egoyan's second full-length film, Family Viewing.


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