The Farewell Party
A group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home build a machine for self-euthanasia in order to help their terminally ill friend. When rumors of the machine begin to spread, more and more people ask for their help, and the friends are faced with an emotional dilemma
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★★★½ review by Ken Rudolph on Letterboxd
The elderly inhabitants of an Israeli retirement home get together to commit mercy killings using a home made, self-administered suicide machine. The film plays as a comedy with serious overtones. The characterizations ring true to life; and the various stories are poignant without going saccharin. I'm of an age where this film is terrifyingly relevant (plus my own Alzheimer's afflicted, 97 year old mother could have been portrayed in this film.) This is one of those rare film comedies that portray elderly characters realistically, without patronizing. If the actual plot is fairly predictable, at least the filmmakers' sensitivity and compassion shine through.
★★★½ review by cris ogando on Letterboxd
una dura pero a la vez amable visión de un tema tan doloroso como la muerte, la eutanasia... La amistad y el amor inundan la película.
★★★★ review by Joe Gillis on Letterboxd
I could have done without the song in the middle. PTA did it better.
★★★½ review by Sergio López Monterrubio on Letterboxd
Humor negro bien logrado, está tirada de maravilla y fluye sin problemas. Los gags y punchlines del guión a través de los personajes la hace inadvertidamente amena. De esas películas domingueras pero eminentes.
★★★★ review by moviereviewninj on Letterboxd
A very good dark comedy mixed with drama with a strong cast.
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