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Family Law (2006)

Derecho de familia (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 23 March 2006 (Argentina)
As he adjusts to being a husband and father, Ariel Perelman meditates on the ways in which he is similar -- and so very different -- from his own dad.

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Ariel Perelman
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Bernardo Perelman
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Gastón Perelman
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Sandra
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Norita
Jean Pierre Reguerraz ...
tío Eduardo Perelman
Dmitry Rodnoy ...
Germán
Luis Albornoz ...
Echechuny
Darío Lagos ...
tío Mamuñe
Damián Dreizik ...
Damidjian
Gerardo del Águila ...
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Eduardo Santoro ...
Santoro
Ismael Troitiño ...
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Pablo Razuk ...
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Marcos Montes ...
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As he adjusts to being a husband and father, Ariel Perelman meditates on the ways in which he is similar -- and so very different -- from his own dad.

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In order to be a good father, he'll have to learn how to be a good son

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$128,552 (Argentina) (24 March 2006)

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$37,810 (USA) (9 March 2007)
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A Life Most Banal
8 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

David Burman's 'Derecho De Familia' (or Family Law,as it is being distributed in English speaking countries)is a tale of a young man who has become something of a mirror image of his father,another lawyer. The only difference is that Perelman,Jr.teaches law at the local university (never named),while his father,Perelman,Sr. practices law. Both share an office in a building that has seen better days (and is currently being refurbished,due to a cave in of one of the upper floors,leaving both generations of Perelman's out of work). Perelman Jr. has to try & fake the fact that he is out of work,and makes up any excuse to cover up. His wife is something of a "new age" trainer in Pilates (?). All of this (and more)make for a (so called)comedy that never really goes anywhere (but does try like the dickens to mimic one of those French family based films). David Burman writes & directs this mostly unfunny attempts at a comedy on family values that is obviously influenced by the late,great Francois Truffaut,but falls flat. The cast includes,Daniel Hendler,Julieta Diaz,Arturo Goetz,Eloy Burman & Luis Albornoz. Spoken in Spanish with English subtitles. Not rated by the MPAA,but contains some rude language,adult content & toilet humour.


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