Happy Family (Beetje Verliedfd’n)

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Read about this film in Cyn Collins’s Daily Planet review, “21 films in 11 days.”

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Director: MARTIN KOOLHOVEN

Foxy grandpa Thijs may be headed for assisted-living if his bossy daughters have their way, but his dormant libido gets a kick-start when truant grandson Omar posts a matching ad on his behalf.

Enter Jackie, voluptuous Flemish veteran of three marriages and a dynamo on the dance fl oor as well as elsewhere. It turns out the last thing the family had in mind for old dad was happiness. A huge hit in Holland, this bouncy comedy takes aim at the generation gap, with a few swipes at multi-cultural disconnect for good measure. By the director of 2007 festival hit Schnitzel Paradise.

(In Dutch with English subtitles)

NETHERLANDS • 2007 • 90 MINUTES • DIRECTOR: MARTIN KOOLHOVEN