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One of the features of independent film production in the MENA region is serious filmmakers' flirtation with genre.It's not a new development."A Son" is the story of the Ben Youssef family -- Fares and Meriem (Sami Bouajila and Najla Ben Abdallah), a successful middle class couple, and their 10-year-old boy Aziz.Fares has some business to do in the south of the country and he talks Meriem into coming along with Aziz.The mother is dumfounded to learn that Aziz's father is anyone but Fares (Shit happens) and she must wrestle with all that while informing her husband her past infidelity and finding another donor.While the mother tries to locate the disappeared Sami, her former (all but forgotten) lover, the father is approached by a kindly gent in the hospital waiting room. He wants to help, he says and, if Fares is able to part with a mere 15,000 dinars, he can guarantee a healthy and compatible organ for Aziz.
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