2013, Colour, United States, World Competition (full length movies)
Original language : english
Subtitles language : french



Production Team

Director : Michael Z. Wechsler

Screenwriter : Michael Z. Wechsler

Cinematographer : Adrian Correia

Editor : Tom Swartwout

Cast : Ryan O'Nan, Judd Hirsch, C.S. Lee, Caroline Lagerfelt, Jaime Ray Newman, Joseph Lyle Taylor, Jake Miller, Lily Pilblad

Music : Ed Choi

Film production and Sales : Shawn R. Singh, Esq., Michael Z. Wechsler, Rowish Productions, LLC, 7 Estates Dive, Colonia, NJ 07067 (États-Unis), tél.: (212) 751-6134, / mKarma Productions, LLC / Modern Primitive Inc., Colonia, NJ (États-Unis),



Dr. Nathaniel Shellner, 75, has led an extraordinary life as a psychiatrist working with traumatized patients fleeing war zones in refugee camps, earning a Nobel Prize for his work. After having one child, Leonard, with his wife, Lillian, the Shellners adopt the remainder of their family from the camps where Dr. Shellner worked. Ultimately the Shellners incorporated children from all over the world into their family: Tommy, Julie, Harry... As Dr. Shellner succumbs to cancer on a frigid, icy day, the family convenes at the house where the couple raised the children for a final, bittersweet farewell. Or, that’s the idea until all hell breaks loose after Tommy arrives and accuses his father of adopting his children not out of concern for their future well-being, but to use them for some warped psychological experiment. Tommy’s accusation explodes the evening, revealing a host of incidents between Nathaniel and the various family members as well as their own interpersonal issues.



A film graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Michael Z. Wechsler co-founded two production companies, Rowish Productions and Modern Primitive Films. In 1999 he made his feature directorial debut with SLAVES OF HOLLYWOOD, which was shown, and garnered several prizes, at international festivals. He subsequently directed two short films, Brace Yourself (2001) and Young Seinfeld (2002), before directing a wide range of television, including such non-fiction programming as TLC's What Not to Wear, the Travel Channel's Samantha Brown, and the Bravo series Time Gunn's Guide to Style.



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