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Family Law(Derecho de familia)

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Argentina, Italy, Spain

2006

1h42

Daniel Burman

Director

Daniel Hendler, Arturo Goetz, Eloy Burman, Adriana Aizemberg

Stars

Drama

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A man in his thirties does not want to be like his father, but that seems to be unavoidable.

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80

Village Voice by

Like his equally father-fixated, and equally wonderful, 2003 film "Lost Embrace," Burman's beguiling tribute to his Jewish father -- or, for all I know, the one he wishes he had -- is warm and deep enough to give humanism a good name.
75

New York Daily News by Elizabeth Weitzman

Burman tends to focus very tightly on the details of individual identity - religion, nationality, gender. It is all the more striking, then, that his restrained and unassuming films are wise enough to speak to every adult.
50

The Hollywood Reporter by Kirk Honeycutt

A meticulously observed story about fathers and sons within the Argentine Jewish community...What the film desperately lacks, however, is any meaningful conflict. Thus, there is little story here.
60

Chicago Reader by Reece Pendleton

Engaging and well acted, the film is admirably low-key, yet Burman's relaxed approach becomes a liability--everything goes down smoothly but leaves one hungry for something more substantial.
50

New York Post by V.A. Musetto

After sitting a while in front of my computer trying to come with the right word to describe the Argentine soaper Family Law, I've settled on "diverting." You will be entertained, but you won't tax your brain.

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