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.