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Family Viewing (1987)

Not Rated | | Drama | 1 September 1988 (Australia)
Van's father, Stan, is fond of video, always taping scenes of daily family life. But he does not take care of Van's grandmother, Armen. Although he could afford having her at home, she is ... See full summary »

Director:

Atom Egoyan

Writer:

Atom Egoyan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Hemblen ... Stan
Aidan Tierney Aidan Tierney ... Van
Gabrielle Rose ... Sandra
Arsinée Khanjian ... Aline
Selma Keklikian Selma Keklikian ... Armen
Jeanne Sabourin Jeanne Sabourin ... Aline's Mother
Rose Sarkisyan Rose Sarkisyan ... Van's Mother
Vasag Baghboudarian Vasag Baghboudarian ... Young Van
David MacKay David MacKay ... Man Behind Counters
Hrant Alianak ... Administrator
John Shafer John Shafer ... Private Detective
Garfield Andrews Garfield Andrews ... Hotel Bellboy
Edwin Stephenson Edwin Stephenson ... Video Salesman
Aino Pirskanen ... Mistaken Woman
Souren Chekijian Souren Chekijian ... Priest at Funeral
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Van's father, Stan, is fond of video, always taping scenes of daily family life. But he does not take care of Van's grandmother, Armen. Although he could afford having her at home, she is spending her days watching TV in an old people's home. Van often visits her. He meets Aline, whose mother is in the next bed. Van wants to get his grandma out of the old people's home. Aline will help. Actually, Van, whose mother left, years ago, is looking for a real family life. Written by Yepok

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Drama

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Van: I've been feeling kinda weird lately.
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References Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964) See more »

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A twisted family of watchers
3 April 1999 | by TavaTSee all my reviews

This is one twisted family. The 18 year old son Van is involved with his father's live in lover, and his father's phone sex fantasy woman. The family's story is told as if it is all recorded on video and played back in no particular order. The story is very compelling, Van is especially endearing, but the movie is very strange. Still, I recommend it.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1988 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Comedy... See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD160,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (surveillance footage)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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