Life Is Too Long

Poster for Life Is Too Long This German-Jewish variation on the films of Woody Allen and Charlie Kaufman is a smart and silly self-reflexive comedy from Dani Levy (Go For Zucker, TJFF 2006; My Fuhrer). Alfi Seliger (a nod to Allen’s alter ego Alvy Singer in Annie Hall) is a filmmaker whose life is falling apart—he discovers his wife having an affair, his kids hate him, his health seems to be deteriorating, and his latest script is continually rejected. Paranoid and suicidal, he becomes convinced that his entire life is being controlled by filmmaker Dani Levy. This laugh-out-loud film also boasts a pitchperfect cast that includes cult actor Udo Kier as Seliger’s therapist, and Elke Sommer as his mother.

Original title:
Das Leben ist zu lang
86 minutes

Shown at

  1. 19th Toronto Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  2. Boston Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  3. Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  4. Vancouver Jewish Film Festival - 2011

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