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2007 Oscar Submission from Luxembourg for Best Foreign Language Film

Small-town Luxembourg, 1962: 12-year-old Norbi's parents are pious, proper citizens who want what's best for their son. But their son is developing a taste for comic books, rock music and cigarettes, not to mention a curiosity about the adult world that includes his shopkeeper father's secret accounting system and knowledge about the birds and the bees that goes beyond his mother's pained attempts to explain them. Pol Cruchten deftly brings novelist Jhemp Hoscheit's semi-autobiographical story to the screen, with Hoscheit's own son Ben starring as Norbi.

DIR Pol Crutchten; SCR Francois Dupeyron and Viviane Thill; PROD Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Jeanne Geiben and Gabriele Kranzelbinder. Luxembourg, 2006, color, 87 min. In Letzebuergesh with English subtitles.

Friday, November 9, 5:10; Sunday, November 11, 1:00

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