“FAMILY COMMITMENTS”— A Happy Gay Couple/ A Mixed Marriage

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A Happy Gay Couple/ A Mixed Marriage

Amos Lassen

Director Hanno Olderdissen brings us a new German comedy about a great taboo— mixed marriage between an Orthodox Jew and a Muslim. Happy gay couple gallery owner David (Max von Pufendorf ) and high school coach Khaled (Omar El – Saeidi) would love to marry publicly.


However there is a problem– Khaled’s Arab family (especially his homophobic father Aledrissi [Ramin Yazdani]) and David’s pseudo orthodox Jewish acting mother Lea (Maren Kroymann). But that’s not all— suddenly the pregnant Sarah (Franziska Brandmeier) arrives on their doorstep claiming that her child was David’s, (the result of a night partying in Berlin) and everything goes out of control. Misunderstandings, outing fears, a possible paternity and a gallery insolvency drive these contradictory families into an emotional chaos and beyond their borders and we laugh all the way through.

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