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Family Law (2006)

Derecho de familia (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 23 March 2006 (Argentina)
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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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Ariel Perelman
Arturo Goetz ...
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 ...
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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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Quite disappointing
2 November 2006 | by (Boston, MA, United States) – See all my reviews

I found the film quite disappointing. I felt the film lacks focus and intensity and the script is quite flat, almost a soap opera. The film is described (and accordingly so named) as the struggle of Ariel Perlman (Daniel Hendler) a Law professor addressed as 'Doctor Perlman', to realize his own identity from his father, 'Doctor Perlman', an established, sharp Buenos Aires lawyer. Unfortunately the movie has no real focus on this, nor on other aspects of Ariel's life (we see a bit about his role as a teacher, a bit about his family life as husband and father, a bit about his social life, and a bit about his relationship to his father, but no strong story or drama links all this together).

In particular I am not too excited to see this movie as the Argentinean candidate for the Foreign Language Oscar nominations for 2006, as I think it will not compete well with high quality submissions such as 'Water'.


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