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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 ...
Peruano
Eduardo Santoro ...
Santoro
Ismael Troitiño ...
Metrosexual
Pablo Razuk ...
Abogado
Marcos Montes ...
Abogado
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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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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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