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TICKLING LEO (2009)

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• “The film recognizes the agony that ripples out from wartine to future generations.” Time Out NY • “A kind of Jewish ORDINARY PEOPLE.” The Jewish Week • “A virtuoso turn by Eli Wallach.” Variety • “Wonderfully acted, convincingly written story about family, festering resentments and Holocaust.” Newsday


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Catalogue No. ACC0185
SRP A$24.95
APN 9333723001858
DVD Release Date 10 Dec 2010
Director Jeremy Davidson
Producer --
Cast Eli Wallach (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, The Ghost Writer, The Holiday), Annie Parisse (TV miniseries The Pacific), Lawrence Pressman (Mother and Child)
Genre Drama
Rating M (Mature themes, nudity, sexual references and coarse language)
Run Time 92 mins
Visual Format 2.35:1
Audio Format Dolby 2.0
Language English
Special Features Interviews - debating the Kasztner legacy (approx. 93 mins.)
Quotes • “The film recognizes the agony that ripples out from wartine to future generations.” Time Out NY • “A kind of Jewish ORDINARY PEOPLE.” The Jewish Week • “A virtuoso turn by Eli Wallach.” Variety • “Wonderfully acted, convincingly written story about family, festering resentments and Holocaust.” Newsday
Awards • WINNER: Best Feature, 2009 Stony Brook Film Festival

Synopsis
Set around the days of Yom Kippur, TICKLING LEO follows three generations of a family whose secrets and resentments threaten to wipe away its future. When he loses touch with his estranged father, Zak Pikler and his girlfriend Delphina travel to an abandoned Catskill lake where the eccentric poet Warren Yitzchak Pikler lives in solitude and declining health. As Zak copes with his father’s dementia, Delphina begins to uncover a secret the Piklers have been hiding since the Holocaust of World War II. Through twists of plot and character, TICKLING LEO lays bare the Pikler family’s humorous, faulty, and always passionate search for an understanding of what it means to be an American family in the 21st century.
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