Twilight Time

  • 1983
  • Movie
  • PG
  • Drama

After spending 20 years in the U.S., native Yugoslavian Malden heads back to the small farming village of his mother country. There he takes charge of his two grandchildren (Nash and Roth) while their parents work in West Germany. Thelan is the local schoolteacher who implores Malden to lessen Nash's chores on the farm so the boy can go to school. By the...read more

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After spending 20 years in the U.S., native Yugoslavian Malden heads back to the small farming village of his mother country. There he takes charge of his two grandchildren (Nash and Roth) while their parents work in West Germany. Thelan is the local schoolteacher who implores Malden to

lessen Nash's chores on the farm so the boy can go to school. By the time of the aged Malden's death at the end of the film, the children have completely taken over the farm, rejecting their parents' devil-may-care attitude for Malden's homebodiness. Malden's performance is touching and sincere in

this unusual production, but unfortunately the rest of the film is mediocre. The supporting cast is far below Malden's quality; Thelan, who was so good in FOUR FRIENDS, is downright saccharine. The dubbing of Yugoslavian actors with English voices gives the film an unnatural rhythm. The direction

is trifling at best, never quite sure whether to take a chance with potentially deeper meanings. The result is a complete waste of time, save for Malden's fine performance. Critics often complain of the family film's demise, and this is a perfect example of the level to which the genre has

sunk.

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  • Released: 1983
  • Rating: PG
  • Review: After spending 20 years in the U.S., native Yugoslavian Malden heads back to the small farming village of his mother country. There he takes charge of his two grandchildren (Nash and Roth) while their parents work in West Germany. Thelan is the local schoo… (more)

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