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Family Law (2006)

Derecho de familia (original title)
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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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Daniel Burman

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Daniel Burman (screenwriter)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Hendler ... Ariel Perelman
Arturo Goetz Arturo Goetz ... Bernardo Perelman
Eloy Burman ... Gastón Perelman
Julieta Díaz ... Sandra
Adriana Aizemberg ... Norita
Jean Pierre Reguerraz Jean Pierre Reguerraz ... tío Eduardo Perelman
Dmitry Rodnoy Dmitry Rodnoy ... Germán
Luis Albornoz Luis Albornoz ... Echechuny
Darío Lagos Darío Lagos ... tío Mamuñe
Damián Dreizik Damián Dreizik ... Damidjian
Gerardo del Águila Gerardo del Águila ... Peruano
Eduardo Santoro Eduardo Santoro ... Santoro
Ismael Troitiño Ismael Troitiño ... Metrosexual
Pablo Razuk Pablo Razuk ... Abogado
Marcos Montes 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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nursery | death | burial | law firm | child | See All (13) »

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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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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Argentina | Italy | Spain | France

Language:

Spanish | Hebrew

Release Date:

23 March 2006 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Family Law See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,384, 10 December 2006

Gross USA:

$37,810, 11 March 2007
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Official submission of Argentina for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 79th Academy Awards in 2007. See more »

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A Life Most Banal
8 April 2010 | by druid333-2See 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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