The Living and the Dead (2006)

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  • The Living in the Home of the Dead Working

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Horror, thriller, drama. With bankruptcy looming, Donald Brocklebank must attend to business away from the family's expansive estate. Unable to leave his bedridden wife in their son James' care (he hasn't developed mentally past age five or six), Donald arranges a nurse to attend to his wife much to James' agitation. Through his increasingly impulsive actions, James' wish of becoming 'man of the house' is fulfilled and, going off his meds and applying his warped logic to curing his mother's illness, he embarks on a violent, spectral odyssey culminating in the forcible return of his father and a series of tragedies.

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