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Un Air de Famille

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Un Air de Famille

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Jean-Pierre Bacri, Jean-Pierre Darroussin
director:
Cedric Klapisch
genre:
Comedy, Foreign Language

We gave it an A-

An oasis of craft shimmering in the desert of contemporary comedy, the beautifully orchestrated French farce Un Air de Famille fills a familiar premise — a family gathering degenerating into recriminations, accusations, and nasty barbs — with such verve and style, alternating between the hilarious and the poignant, it scarcely matters that you sometimes see the gears turning. Best of all, both the video and DVD are wide-screen, preserving director Cedric Klapisch’s (When the Cat’s Away) elegant compositions. A-

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