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Seres queridos (2004)

Leni takes Rafi to meet her family in Madrid. Leni's family is Jewish - mother, father, older sister and daughter, brother, and grandfather. Rafi is Palestinian, in Spain since age 12. ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Guillermo Toledo ...
Leni Dali
Tania Dali
Fernando Ramallo ...
David Dalenski
Gloria Dali
Alba Molinero ...
Paula Dali
Dudu Dali
Mario Martín ...
Ernesto Dali
Emiliana Olmedo ...
Old Lady Thief
Balbino Lacosta ...
Neighbor Downstairs (as Balbino Acosta)
Paco Martínez ...
Night Security
Manuel Rodal ...
Man in Office
Sara Deray ...
Woman in Office
Prostitute No. 1
Prostitute No. 2


Leni takes Rafi to meet her family in Madrid. Leni's family is Jewish - mother, father, older sister and daughter, brother, and grandfather. Rafi is Palestinian, in Spain since age 12. Before her father returns from work, Leni reveals Rafi's origins. He accidentally drops a block of frozen soup out the flat window, probably killing a passerby. Leni initiates a cover-up and Rafi figures out the body is probably Leni's father. The body disappears and without telling the rest of the family what they know, Leni and Rafi organize a search for dad. Mom is sure he's having an affair. Leni's belly-dancing sister kisses Rafi. Her brother grabs a rifle to shoot the Arab. Can anything be put right? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 July 2004 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Only Human  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,590, 18 June 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$282,998, 8 October 2006
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1.78 : 1
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A wonderful comedy
18 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

The funniest film I've seen in years, "Only Human" is a comedy about Leni, the daughter of a eccentric Jewish family, who brings her fiancé home to meet her relatives for the first time. Dinner is planned, and all is going well, until Leni reveals that her fiancé Rafi is Palestinian. Of course the reaction is hysterical, and Rafi retreats to the kitchen to help in preparing the meal. He offers to take care of the chicken soup, but in removing the frozen soup from the container, it accidentally falls out the window, landing on the head of a man outside and knocking him out. To make things worse, the man may be Leni's father, and the soup may have killed him. Things really take off from there... With a cast of talented comic actors and a truly funny and irreverent screenplay, Only Human gave me more honest laughs than any film I've seen in ages. The characters are definitely oddball, but they are treated with respect, and there is no low humor or mocking of the characters' weirdness. It's good to see a comedy that takes it's humor from the situation and the personalities of the characters, rather than making them look stupid for a cheap laugh. Highly recommended. 10/10

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