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Nobody's Business (1996)

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This documentary is the companion piece to New York filmmaker Alan Berliner's 1991 film Intimate Stranger which followed the fascinating life of his grandfather, a seemingly average man with an extraordinary life.

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This documentary is the companion piece to New York filmmaker Alan Berliner's 1991 film Intimate Stranger which followed the fascinating life of his grandfather, a seemingly average man with an extraordinary life.

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23 September 1998 | by (Rochester, NY) – See all my reviews

If you should by some luck happen to come across this film, by all means, watch it. It is a very well done documentary which is never boring, never pretentious, and always entertaining. To uncover his family's history, film maker Alan Berliner questions his family and grapples with his cynical father to feed his own appetite for knowledge of his lineage. Even though this is obviously a personal film for Berliner, one he made for himself, it is quite entertaining and very accessible. Dealing with divorce, paternal love, and questions which we all seem to have, Berliner creates an energetic, fun documentary which is honest in its portrait of families and curiosity about the height of one's family tree.


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