Petit Joseph (1982)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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"Little Joseph" is only seven years old and not sophisticated enough to adjust to the fact that his family seems incapable of relating to him in human terms. His grandparents are militant leftists dedicated to their profession of teaching because they value education at the cost of most other pursuits and are oblivious to the human wasteland that characterizes their own family. Joseph's father is a rigid demagogue who negates his wife's lighter hand, and since they are in the process of separating anyway, Joseph is destined to be a child of custody battles and single-parent households -- an unrecognized casualty in a world of egocentric adults.

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custody-battle, education, grandparent, Leftist