The Kind Words

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Released 2016

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Director:
Shemi Zarhin
Released:
2016
Rating:
Not rated
After the death of their mother, three Jewish siblings discover that the man who raised them was not their biological father, and that their real patriarch was a Muslim. The three chart a course across France to find him in this drama from Shemi Zarhin.

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  • 80

    The New York Times Helen T. Verongos

    Humor creeps in from strange sources, including a seller of funeral packages and a march through a Paris graveyard. And while not every motivation is clear, subtext isn't everythin...

  • 70

    Village Voice Diana Clarke

    The chemistry between the siblings carries the film; they share a rich banter and subtle physical affection that feels real, built on years of shared intimacy — and this new expe...

  • 60

    The Hollywood Reporter Leslie Felperin

    It's to the script's credit that it doesn't tie up the story in cute little bows and instead leaves a number of questions unanswered by the end.

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Comedy, Drama