THE BOYS OF BENSONHURST, BROOKLYN

By Inderjit KHALSA

KHALSA PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2014

A documentary film about fathers and sons across three generations, their life choices and the consequences that follow.

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary, First film, Family
    • Countries
    • FINLAND, USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, FINNISH
    • Duration
    • 68 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Inderjit KHALSA
    • Writer(s)
    • Inderjit KHALSA
    • Producer(s)
    • Pete EKLUND (Moshfish Helsinki)
    • Synopsis
    • Moving to another country to live has never been this easy that it is nowadays. Falling in love, getting married, having kids and mixing two cultures have never been simpler. But also staying together has never been as challenging as it is now. Divorces are never easy but when the family spreads to two continents it’s even more difficult and serious problems are more likely to occur. In the film The Boys of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn we get to sneak into one family’s life and see how the choices they make in life can affect across the generations.
      After divorce mother and son moved back to Finland and father stayed in New York. Now mother is trying to understand why her son’s father is comfortable with their current situation, seeing his son only few times a year. For her opinion he should leave New York and move to Finland to live close to his son. She is concerned how the distance will affect to their son? Is it possible for the father and son to have a meaningful connection from another continent? Can there be a true parent child relationship without a common language and culture?
      During their trip to New York she finally discovers the reason for her ex-husband’s choices. Who is right and who is wrong? No one can answer for that.
    • Partners & financing
    • The Finnish Film Foundation
      The Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE
      The Promotion Centre For Audiovisual Culture AVEK
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Mar 01, 2012
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