Monday, September 20, 2004

Lost embrace (El abrazo partido)

While seeing disfunctional Jewish families in somewhat-poor surroundings has a certain nostalgic value for me (no offence to any of my relatives, including the ones who tried to sell that old Zaporozhets to each other), I am not sure I can recommend it to perfectly innocent Finnish people. There is, however, some very definite entertainment value in this movie even for people without much experience with families that are either disfunctional, or Jewish, or both. Characters and dialogues are funny. Cinematography, OTOH, is so annoying that this is the first movie in many years that's I'd recommend seeing on DVD rather than on a movie screen. The movements of the camera gave me a headache.

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