This ironic tragicomedy follows an apparently picture-perfect middle class family as they fall apart when confronted by actual perfection, a German exchange student. A handsome young stranger, Veit (Rafael Gareisen) throws everyone else’s imperfect ways into high relief and tests each character’s sanity. His arrival into the dysfunctional van End family exposes the clan to their true desires and inner selves, while also highlighting how the lack of communication among them makes cohabitation practically impossible. His presence reveals the submissiveness of the father, the desperation of the mother in her quest for inner peace and the children’s unhappiness.
Monday, April 8, 3:15pm; Wednesday, April 10, 2pm, Regal Hollywood 20