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Family LawCan one make an arresting movie about a completely happy man? Ariel (Daniel Hendler), an unassuming law professor in Buenos Aires, is married to a...Family LawDramaPT102MUnratedCan one make an arresting movie about a completely happy man? Ariel (Daniel Hendler), an unassuming law professor in Buenos Aires, is married to a...2006-12-06Julieta DiazIFC First Take

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Family Law

Genre: Drama; Starring: Arturo Goetz, Daniel Hendler, Julieta Diaz; Director: Daniel Berman; Author: Daniel Berman; Release Date Limited: 12/08/2006; Runtime (in minutes): 102; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: IFC First Take

Can one make an arresting movie about a completely happy man? Ariel (Daniel Hendler), an unassuming law professor in Buenos Aires, is married to a gorgeous Pilates instructor (Julieta Díaz) and dotes on his tyke of a son. Where’s the drama? Well, Ariel’s own father (Arturo Goetz), a colorful, if unscrupulous, lawyer, wishes Ariel would follow more closely in his footsteps. That’s it! That’s the entire film! Family Law is well acted, but if Antoine Doinel had been nearly this serene, Truffaut’s career would have petered out after three films.