This is a very unusual movie. Filmed in a loose hand held camera style, it conveys, for those of us who have experienced it, the feeling of daily life in Buenos Aires, in the post 2001 crisis, like nothing I have ever seen. The story, at first glance, might appear to be simple and sketchy. A second look does reveal a complex web of relationships and attitudes towards the immigrant/emigrant experience and towards the unexpected problems it places on the concept of personal identity. The story, told from the point of view of Ariel, the youngest member of the Makaroff family, chronicles the story of three generations of that family. In the end, the story stands as a chronicle of the immigrant experience (in Argentina, and also elsewhere) The movie becomes a pandora's box where the new immigrants and the old immigrants co-exist in an often unchartered territory. My favorite character is the grandmother, magnificently portrayed by the yiddish singer Rosita Londner. My favorite quote from the movie is the rabbi's definition of "grandchildren" (and I will not spoil it for you). Despite appearances, this movie is profound and complex. Multiple viewings, absolutely worth the time and effort in my opinion, will reveal unexpected layers upon layers of meanings previously missed. The jewish theme that permeates the story, ultimately becomes a universal story, for this is the story of those who come from abroad, of those who adopt the new home as theirs, of those who cannot return to a world that no longer exists and, ultimately, of those who are desperately trying to leave in contrast with those who, having left, return to re-establish the lost ties of family and friendships. Throughout all the turmoil, and sometimes comedic response to the crisis, the constant movement and flux of the characters is mirrored in the unstable, unsteady, hand-held camera style, which, in my opinion, was an excellent choice on the part of the director. Form, in this movie, seems to be constantly subordinated to content. In this way, every element of the movie becomes a channel through which meaning is constantly reinforced and complemented. No matter why you watch this movie -content or form. In the end, you will find in it something to ponder about well after the credits have run.