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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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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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Ocean [France] | Official site

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 USA:

$5,384, 10 December 2006

Gross USA:

$38,605

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,059,092
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The entry of Argentina for the 64th Golden Globe Awards for the category of Best Foreign Language Film in 2007. See more »

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Featured in ¿Qué fue de tu vida?: Julieta Díaz (2011) See more »

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Quite disappointing
2 November 2006 | by rsivanSee 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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