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Rainer Werner Fassbinder,
The story of couple Sjors and Bert, who are abruptly introduced to the 15 year old Dylan. He happens to be Sjors' son, a fact Sjors forgot. Dylan is evicted by his mother and her girl friend. From that moment on, the lives of Sjors and Bert are turned upside down. A film about lively adolescents and infantile parents and their incompetence. Written by
The Dutch film "20 Leugens, 4 ouders en een scharrelei (2013) (TV)" was shown in the U.S. with the title "20 Lies, 4 Parents and a Little Egg." Hanro Smitsman was the director.
The plot revolves around a lesbian couple, Emma (Anneke Blok) and Ilse (Marieke Heebink) and a gay couple Bert (Mark Ram) and Sjors (Marcel Musters). Emma and Ilse have an adolescent son, Dylan (Nils Verkooijen).
Dylan's behavior basically defines the term, "sullen teenager." His hostile behavior towards his parents indirectly causes Emma to be badly injured. Although her injury isn't life-threatening, Emma's need for care means that she and Ilse have to find a temporary place for Dylan to live. For reasons that become clear later, Ilse and Emma ask Sjors for help.
The plot of the film revolves around the interactions among the five characters. Dylan may be annoying, but he's not hateful, and the four adults are all basically decent people. The movie delicately examines the ways each character tries to do what's best in the situation.
We saw this movie at the Little Theatre as part of Image Out--the Rochester LGBT Film Festival. It will work well on the small screen, and it's worth finding and watching in a theater or on DVD.
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