In the Jewish family Cohen mother Rosha is having her 60th birthday and her three children come to celebrate with her. Angelique, aka Freud, still lives at home and uses her knowledge of ... See full summary »
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Simon Cellan Jones
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In the Jewish family Cohen mother Rosha is having her 60th birthday and her three children come to celebrate with her. Angelique, aka Freud, still lives at home and uses her knowledge of psychology to make poisonous comments about the others. David is a homosexual and Deborah has married an orthodox Jew and lives in Israel. Rosha tells her children that she is terminally ill in cancer. Written by
The overall plot - a young woman on the verge of moving away from the home of her parents for the first time - may seem trivial enough. What makes the film so remarkable is, however, the extraordinary good dramatic - and funny!
use made of this plot. The acting is vivid and the main character (the
girl, called "Freud" due to her excessive interest for psychoanalysis and her persistent analyses of her family ...) is brilliantly played by Susanne Röör. A good-hearted, warm film to be recommended to anyone interested in a film depicting "ordinary life" in an extraordinary, funny and yet thought-provoking way!
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