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When leni comes home to introduce her fiance rafi to her idiosyncratic jewish family, everything goes smoothly until the lovers belatedly reveal that rafi is palestinian. When rafi escapes to the kitchen, he drops frozen soup out the 7th floor window and hits a man in the head, who may be leni's father.


Studio Magnolia Pictures
SKU 202922151
UPC 876964000345
UPC 14 00876964000345
Format DVD
Release Date 10/1/2014
Rating Rating
Name Aleandro,Norma
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Cast & Crew
Charlie Mole - Original Music By
Danny Cohen - Cinematographer
Dominic Harari - Director
Dominic Harari - Writer
Fernando Pardo - Editor
Fernando Ramallo - Actor
Guillermo Toledo - Actor
Maria Botto - Actor
Marian Aguilera - Actor
Mariela Besuievski, et. al. - Producer
Teresa Pelegri - Writer
Teresa Pelegri - Director
ReviewSource The Observer
Review The Spanish film, Only Human (aka Seres Queridos) from the husband-and-wife team of Teresa De Pelegri and Dominic Harari, is a fitful farce concerning a Jewish girl bringing her Israeli fiance home to meet the parents. He holds an Israeli passport, but is in fact a Palestinian teaching Arabic literature at Barcelona university. The girl's mother is neurotic, her sister promiscuous, her young brother fanatically orthodox, her eight-year-old niece pretends to be pregnant, and her blind grandfather is a Holocaust survivor still in possession of the loaded Lee-Enfield rifle he wielded in 1948 Palestine.
Reviewer Philip French
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource The Guardian
Review A spirited Spanish farce replete with gross misunderstandings, eccentric characters, unfortunate coincidences and hastily constructed cover stories - it's the sort of thing Basil Fawlty might get into if he'd married Manuel's sister...Sister Tania is a highly sexed single mother with a long-held suspicion that her mother favours Leni. Their brother has chosen to embrace the more orthodox side of Judaism, and since this is the Sabbath, he goes around the house taping over light switches and hiding people's phones. The set-up is all too transparently primed for hilarity, but it does at least deliver the laughs with regularity.
Reviewer Steve Rose
ReviewRating 8
DVD, Widescreen, Spanish, English, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Aleandro,Norma
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Gene Seymour, Newsday Think of it as Guess Who's Coming to Dinner as directed by a combination of Billy Wilder and Pedro Almodovar.
Laura Kern, New York Times A vigorously paced modern screwball comedy with a refreshingly light touch.
V.A. Musetto, New York Post A manic Spanish farce that moves briskly, with several laugh-out-loud moments.

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