Long way home

Peter Sollett (director)
Tiener Victor probeert zijn reputatie als liefdesheld op te vijzelen door de mooie Judy te versieren
Long way home / written and dir. by Peter Sollett
Peter Sollett
Paradiso Home Entertainment, 2004
1 dvd-video
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88 min.
Ondertiteling : Nederlands Taalkeuze : Engels, Frans

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Hoofdpersoon in deze debuutfilm van Peter Sollett is de ongeveer zestienjarige Victor. Hij is een Latino-jongen die met zijn oma, broertje en zusje in een van de armere wijken van New York woont. Om zijn reputatie als liefdesheld op te vijzelen probeert hij de mooie Judy te versieren. Behalve de perikelen van Victor zien we ook de wederwaardigheden van het gezin, met als spil een bezorgde, bemoeizuchtige en liefdevolle oma. De film, die in de Verenigde Staten uitgebracht is onder de titel 'Raising Victor Vargas', is gemaakt met jonge, onervaren acteurs. Derek Smith (Apollo Movie Guide, i) schrijft: 'In these times of cynicism and suspicion, Raising Victor Vargas is like a breath of fresh air. (...) This is a great little film that, while lacking the visual flair of films with larger budgets, portrays a faith in and understanding of mankind that is difficult to find anywhere these days.' BBCi Films geeft 4 sterren (van 5): (...) 'a keenly observed, captivating, and innately funny portr…Read more

About Peter Sollett

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Peter Sollett (born January 1, 1976) is an American film director and screenwriter known for his feature films Raising Victor Vargas (2002) and Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008).

Early life

Sollett was born in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York. He grew up in Bensonhurst in an Italian, Jewish neighborhood where he claims his childhood "was spent on one side of the street" because of racial tensions. His father is a newspaper photographer, which he says inspired him to pick up a camera.


Sollett's first film was Five Feet High and Rising, a 26-minute short film about the growth and coming-of-age of teenager Victor Vargas. He and Eva Vives wrote Five Feet High and Rising as their thesis film in 1998 at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and he served as the film's director, cinematographer and editor. After he had the opportunity to work…Read more on Wikipedia