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Capturing The Friedmans

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Arnold Friedman Arnold Friedman
Elaine Friedman Elaine Friedman
David Friedman David Friedman
Seth Friedman Seth Friedman
Jesse Friedman Jesse Friedman
John McDermott John McDermott
Frances Galasso Frances Galasso
Anthony Sgeugloi Anthony Sgeugloi


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5 years, 5 months ago at Jan 17 10:32
I came across this documentary while watching a talk-show where a Dutch actress was mentioning some very interesting movies and this movie was one of those she chose to talk about. Eventually, it is a very peculiar and interesting documentary dealing with a rather unsettling subject. The interesting approach is that the makers used their own footage but also had unlimited access to the Friedmans o... read more
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A family in crisis is "captured" through home video in this searing documentary about the Friedmans, an upper-middle-class family who found their world turned upside down when father and son were charged with child molestation in 1987. The media inundated the airwaves with coverage of the alleged crime, but some of the best footage -- seen here publicly for the first time -- was shot by the Friedman family.
Release date: 18 July 2003
UPC: 026359227820
Tags: Documentary (15), Pedophilia (7), Suicide (6), Crime (6), 2000s (6), 2003 (5), Killer (5), Interview (5), Drama (5), Computer (5), Court Room (5), Weird (5), Divorce (5), Cat (4), Eccentric (4), Truth (4), DVD (4), Pedophile (4), Dysfunctional Family (4), Clown (4)
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"Home movies, sibling solidarity, wild allegations of sexual abuse, and the power of suggestion all wage battle over the truth, forever disfiguring the face of a seemingly normal Jewish family."

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" 6.28 Unforgettable documentary of a family faced with scandal when the father is arrested for child pornography and possible child fornication. Director Andrew Jarecki's captured the family Friedmans at its best and worse, a must see film."

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