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Capturing The Friedmans (2003)

Capturing The Friedmans
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Elaine Friedman Elaine Friedman
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David Friedman David Friedman
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Seth Friedman Seth Friedman
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Jesse Friedman Jesse Friedman
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A good movie

3 years 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), 2000s (6), Crime (6), Suicide (6), Divorce (5), 2003 (5), Killer (5), Interview (5), Drama (5), Computer (5), Court Room (5), Weird (5), Clown (4), Cat (4), Eccentric (4), Truth (4), DVD (4), Pedophile (4), Dysfunctional Family (4)
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A good movie

“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 own home videos which is really surprising that the Friedmans would allow this, especially considering the controversial nature of this documentary. The other interesting thing is how neutral they managed to keep the whole thing. Eventually, it is some pretty heavy stuff since you see this family basically melting down and you are never sure if they actually deserve it or not. It works also as a ca” read more

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"Documentary on the Friedmans, a seemingly typical, upper-middleclass Jewish family whose world is instantly transformed when the father and his youngest son are arrested and charged with shocking and horrible crimes. A strange one. Whilst quite engrossing to watch this is another docu' where you never really get to the truth in the story. Thought-provoking & a bit sad also."


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