Au Bout du Bout au Banc (1981)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Reunion Films  |   Run Time - 106 min.  |   Countries - France , United States   |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Clarke Fountain

In this tender and sentimental comedy, Ben (Victor Lanoux), a Parisian Jew, copes with the dramas in his everyday life against the background of his family's survival of the Holocaust. Things between him and his wife are not any too easy, and on top of it, he has to heed his father's concerns, even though he lives in Israel now. His grandfather, who lives in the south of France, is a very old man, but is still a romantic obsessed with women. These tensions come to the fore when the family gathers to celebrate the patriarch's 90th birthday.



birthday, family, family-reunion, father, France, generation, generation-gap, grandfather, mid-life-crisis, son