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SUPERTEX

by Jan Schütte

synopsis

Max Breslauer, attractive, vital and in his mid-thirties, is living as a business consultant in Amsterdam. He is the elder of Simon Breslauer's two sons, who as the only one of a family of poor East European Jews survived the war and established a textile empire in the Netherlands. Simon is an experienced businessman, rough, yet clumsy - and full of sentimentality. Strict and loving at the same time, he values traditions such as the obligatory family dinner on Shabbat, which he uses for suffocating his two sons and his wife with his Jewish worldly wisdoms.

international title: Supertex
original title: Supertex
country: Germany, Netherlands, France
sales agent: Telepool
year: 2003
genre: fiction
directed by: Jan Schütte
film run: 95'
release date: DE 18/12/2003
screenplay: Richard Reitinger, Andrew Kazamia, Jan Schütte
cast: Stephen Mangan, Jan Decleir, Maureen Lipman, Elliot Levey, Tracy-Ann Oberman
cinematography by: Edward Klosinski
film editing: Renate Merck
art director: Benedict Schillemans
music: Zbigniew Preisner
producer: Haig Balian, Wiebke Toppel
production: HaleBob Film, Novoskop Film, Minerva Film, Tobis Filmproduktion, WDR (DE); ARTE France Cinema, Covimage (FR)
distributor: Tobis Film
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