Nobody's Business

Alan Berliner's father yields a funny and revealing portrait of an "ordinary" (and irascible) man.

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Series
POV
Premiere Date
June 3, 1997
Length
60 minutes
Funding Initiative
Open Call
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    1997 Berlin International Film Festival-The Caligari Film Prize
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    1997 National Educational Media Network-Gold Apple
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    1997 SFFilm Festival-Golden Spire, Film & Video: First Person Documentary
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    1997 Berlin International Film Festival-International Film Critics Association Prize
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    1997 Berlin International Film Festival-Churches of the Ecumenical Jury Prize
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    1997 Florida Film Festival-Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature
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    1997 Festival dei Popoli -- International Film Festival of Social Documentaries-First Prize for Innovation in Documentary
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    1997 Visions du Réel Festival of Documentary Films-Grand Prix
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    1998 Retirement Research Foundation-National Media Owl First Prize
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    1997 Jerusalem Film Festival-The Mayor's Prize for Best Documentary
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    1998 Charlotte Film and Video Festival-Director's Choice Award
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    1998 News and Documentary Emmy Awards-Outstanding Interview/Interviewers
  • Producer

    Alan Berliner

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    The Film

    No one is more surprised than Oscar Berliner when his award-winning filmmaker son decides to make a television documentary about his dad. A reluctant partnership of colliding generations, son and father circle each other ... one determined to know, the other grudgingly relishing the exchange. Family expectations, contradicting recollections, and most of all, a guarded affection for all concerned yield a winning, funny, and revealing portrait of an "ordinary" (and irascible) man.

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