Family Commitments
Family Commitments

Family Commitments is one of the funniest films in this year's festival and it's definitely not to be missed. Loving couple David and Khaled want to marry, but the former's pseudo-Orthodox mother Lea and the latter's homophobic father Aledrissi are doing their best to block the road to wedded bliss.

Soon, there appear some seriously funny hoops to jump through. Throw in the arrival of a heavily pregnant 19-year-old woman, Sarah, who lays claim to a place in the family, and things start to get really messy. It seems the couple has a lot to, dare we say, straighten out before the big day. Set in northern Germany, this wacky tale has wit and charm by the bucketload.

Director Hanno Olderdissen describes his first feature as a "turbulent" romantic comedy, which deals with the clash of generations, religions, and cultures in both a playful and serious way. The film has wowed audiences at Jewish film festivals around the world.

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"The culture clash comedy is the first feature film by director Hanno Olderdissen and has a partial, almost insane tempo, lively dialogue, nice situational comedy." – Focus Online

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Classification: Over 15
Runtime: 85 mins
Year: 2015
Director: Hanno Olderdissen
Producer: Knut J├Ąger, Sebastian Weyland
Country: Germany
Language: German with English subtitles
Cast: Max von Pufendorf, Omar El-Saeidi, Maren Kroymann
Company Credits: World Sales: Media Luna
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