The Misfortunates

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Released 2011

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Released:
2011
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Gunther Strobbe, 13, lives with his father and uncles at his grandmother's house. Every day he is faced with their drinking, fighting and shameful laziness, but Gunther must find a way to escape this misfortune or he will end up in the same situation as his derelict family.

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  • 70

    Variety

    Calling the Strobbe clan a working-class family would imply that some of its members worked (or had class), but none of the lowlife protags do in the visually robust and often hila...

  • 50

    Boston Globe Wesley Morris

    The movie has to twist your arm to get you to feel for these people. But you wouldn't be wrong to think it's been broken.

  • 30

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    They drink at the pub, they drink at home. They drink until they pass out and then, after they have had a good vomit, they drink again. If that sounds too disgusting to watch, it a...

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Drama

Themes

Coming of Age, Family Dramas, Psychological