Bad Family

Synopsis: After a divorce a father raises his son on his own, while his ex-wife has custody over his daughter. When the mother dies, the brother end sister finally meet again.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Aleksi Salmenperä
  1 win & 2 nominations.
95 min

- Actually, yes.


Everyone chased your mother.


Regardless of sex.

Never did understand that.

- Just ridiculous.

And she accepted no one.

I never even tried.

Well I was a bit older, married...

That never bothered the others.

- What? Not true!

What on earth?

Remember that the witness suffers

from advanced Alzheimer's.

And your mum

picked this serious guy.

We couldn't understand it.

A perfect couple.

Your dad was so much in love

he'd done anything

for your mother.

But did not.

What do you mean?

- Well you got divorced.

She dumped me. Or us.

Didrt much matter what I did.

Don't act so pious.


- Is that what happened?

She's only heard

her mother's version.

We all know

who's the guilty one there.

Right! The main course arrives!

Deer and vegetables,

seasoned with herbs!

The teacher next door

shot this deer.

Bon apptit!

- Thank you.

Smells wonderful.

That guitar player

was involved.

The group was pretty popular.

What was its name...


- Motherfuckers.

Well. He was pretty talented...

Despite the drug abuse.

I mean your mother's...

well... little...


- I guess you can call it that.

And that you could

never forgive her.

What about you Dani,

still going to study law?

Dani was two months when your mum

disappeared for three weeks.

Her maternity leave.

And she wasrt alone!

To fall in love with that

addict of a musician -

that I could forgive her.

But I couldn't stand it that

she didn't care about her children.

She did send us one postcard

stained with red wine.

"Spring greetings

from Sunny France. "

She returned, I forgave her

and thought maybe...

Stayed for three nights, left again.

Said she couldn't breathe.

Shut the f*ck up.

She suffered from severe depression

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Aleksi Salmenperä

Aleksi Salmenperä (born 1973 in Helsinki) is a Finnish film director. He is a graduate of the University of Art and Design Helsinki; among his films are 2004's Producing Adults, 2007's A Man's Work and 2010 Bad Family. A Man's Work was entered into the 29th Moscow International Film Festival. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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