• Publication date: February 1, 2012

Emotional Arithmetic

The past has cast a long shadow over the present, reaching to the picturesque farm where the now-married Melanie lives unhappily with her husband.

  • Publication date: February 1, 2012

Emotional Arithmetic

Program data

Duration: 105

Production Year: 2007

MBC Max:

June 30, 2012 18:50 (KSA) ~ June 30, 2012 17:50 (CLT)

Semi-retired university professor David Winters and his wife Melanie live on a farm in Quebec with their adult son Benjamin and Benjamin's son, Timothy.

Their life is not totally harmonious due to David's chronic infidelity and Melanie's emotional instability, a result in large part of her childhood, which she refuses to speak to Benjamin about.

Melanie has been institutionalized many times in her life and is on medication but her passion in life is to follow cases of political oppression in the world.

In September 1985, Melanie, through this work, reconnects with Jakob Bronski who she knew during World War II when she was only a teenager.


  • Max Von Sydow
  • Susan Sarandon
  • Gabriel Byrne
  • Christopher Plummer

Directed by:Paolo Barzman

Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements and brief strong language