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Sons for the Return Home

Film (Trailer and Excerpts) – 1979

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Sons is often funny, often sharp in its insights, welcomely serious in intention and complex in its working out of a tangle of related questions — an important film.
– Listener reviewer Tom McWilliams, 3 November 1979

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