Sunday, January 14, 2007

Alles Auf Zucker! (Go for Zucker!)

My husband and I don't always agree on films. We mostly go to family films with our kids, but I'm a lover of "chick flicks" and artsy films, and he likes action-gore films. So I go with the girls to some films and he goes with the guys to other films. The only movies we can more or less agree on seeing and enjoying are quirky films.

He chose this film from the video store, described the premise to me and I thought it sounded fun.

If you want offbeat & quirky... you've come to the right movie.

If you want dysfunctional family... you've come to the right movie.

If you want deceit... you've come to the right movie.

It helps that I understand a lot of German...but the subtitles helped.

There's a German line in the movie: "It's never too late to become Jewish." That should get you thinking...

Here are a couple of good movie links. The first is in German, but find the sidebar bit called KINO TRAILER, click on it, and you'll get a peek at the film.

Here's another, more detailed movie link.

If anyone has already seen this film, please let me know your thoughts. It wasn't full-blown funny as in guffaws, but it was filled with lots of chuckles and smiles.

The director, Dani Levy, is from Basel, Switzerland, my mom's hometown. All I can say is that he has an interesting way of viewing the world...

Grab some popcorn, get comfy and hit the PLAY button on the remote.


Neil said...

I never even heard of this one. Did he know of the movie when he chose it?

cruisin-mom said...

sounds like my kind of movie!

Razovsky said...

This one sounds great. Thanks for the recommendation.

Perhaps you've already written about it, Pearl, but I saw a really funny (and often poignant) "Jewish film" recently, too: When Do We Eat? Again, about a dysfunctional family, on the night of the Passover seder. Brings in an awful lot of interesting questions about Jewish identity. The DVD also has some amazing special features, including "commentaries" by various rabbis. Gives it a very talmudic slant.


Anonymous said...

it's never too late to become jewish??? from a german film??? brother dovidle on his way home had a long stopover in frankfurt...don't ask...anyway i got him a room for the night in a holiday in next to the airport...he turned on the tv and what was playing? shindler's list...noch amol oy...stay safe...always fun to come visit your blog

Anonymous said...

Of course I saw the movie! Who would miss a Dany Levy movie :D. I liked it, it was fun, not overwhelming, yet I bought the DVD.